Republicans worry about eventual EPA control of ethanol mandate

By Devin Henry, The Hill.

Republicans on the House Oversight Committee raised concerns Wednesday about the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) potential eventual control over the federal ethanol fuel mandate. 

Congress has provided the EPA with statutory blending requirements until 2022, at which time the Renewable Fuel Standard continues and the agency can set the levels on its own. 

Republicans — many of whom oppose the mandate — said Wednesday they’re confused about what the EPA will do when the agency is in control of setting the amount of ethanol refiners blend into their gasoline supplies.