Senator Grassley Believes Approval of Small Refinery Exemptions to Slow Under Wheeler's EPA Leadership

On a call with reporters this week, Senator Grassley (R-IA) indicated that he believed acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler may use more restraint than former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt in granting small refinery exemptions (SREs) under the RFS. 

Sen. Grassley stated that Wheeler may view Pruitt has having been “very liberal” in his granting of these exemptions, which more than doubled in number under Pruitt. For compliance year 2018, EPA has received 15 petitions for SREs, which remain pending, along with 8 other petitions for compliance year 2016 and 2017.

Read more HERE.