January 11, 2021

Contact: Hannah Packman, 303-819-8737
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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court has announced it will review the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit’s decision in RFA et al. v. EPA,  which overturned three inappropriately granted small refinery exemptions under the Renewable Fuel Standard. The following is a statement from the four co-petitioners in the lawsuit: the Renewable Fuels Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Farmers Union, and American Coalition for Ethanol.

“Our groups believe the Tenth Circuit got it right the first time, and we will continue to defend the court’s ruling and stand up for the renewable fuel producers and farmers who have been harmed by the granting of these waivers. We strongly believe the 10th Circuit Court’s ruling is consistent with the Clean Air Act and Congressional intent, and we are confident that the Supreme Court will ultimately affirm the Tenth Circuit’s decision.”


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  • I support cellulosic bio fuels. Planting them and managing their growth does not require frequent use of fossil fuel driven equipment, synthetic fertilizer or other chemicals. Grasses not only make good quality ethanol, that emits less carbon than corn and soy based fuels–which I do not support–they are also good carbon capturers an sequesters.

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