EPA Hurts Ethanol Demand in Proposed RVO levels for 2020

first_imgHome Energy EPA Hurts Ethanol Demand in Proposed RVO levels for 2020 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a proposed rule under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program that would set the minimum amount of renewable fuels that must be supplied to the market in calendar year 2020. President Trump claims to be a big supporter of renewable fuels, but his agency, the EPA in their latest proposed rule, released over the holiday weekend, would hurt ethanol demand.“The proposed rule is a direct contradiction to the President’s commitment to the RFS and to the ethanol industry,” said  Geoff Cooper, with the Renewable Fuels Association. The proposed level of ethanol to be blended in 2020 would be 15 billion gallons, unchanged from the level set in 2019. Cooper notes the agency did not address the issue of small refinery wavers or the court-ordered make up of lost demand from 2016,“We are frustrated the EPA did not account for potential waived gallons going forward in the proposed rule,” said National Corn Growers Association President and Nebraska farmer Lynn Chrisp. “If the EPA continues to grant retroactive waivers, the RVO numbers are meaningless and the EPA is not following the law. Farmers are facing a very tough economic environment and the continued waiver abuse chips away at farmers’ bottom line.”Cooper said his group is likely going to have to take the EPA to court, yet again, to get them to follow the law. American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings says the proposal “fails to restore a 500-million-gallon shortfall the D.C. Circuit Court ordered EPA to handle following the Americans for Clean Energy et al v. EPA lawsuit, which recently resigned EPA Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation William Wehrum told ACE members EPA intended to address in the 2020 proposed rule in April.”Several weeks ago, President Trump visited an ethanol plant in Iowa to announce year round sales of E-15. But Cooper says this EPA rule will negate much of that gain, “Year-round E-15 does not get us much, about 50 million gallons of new ethanol demand this year as a result of year round E-15 sales. This pales in comparison to the loss we will see from wavers.” Cooper says the proposal “completely betrays President Trump’s commitment” to uphold the integrity of the RFS by neglecting to prospectively reallocate small refinery exemptions and by blatantly ignoring a court order to restore improperly waived gallons. Previous articleU.S. Corn and Soybean Crop Conditions Continue the StruggleNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for July 9, 2019 Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter EPA Hurts Ethanol Demand in Proposed RVO levels for 2020 SHARE By Gary Truitt – Jul 8, 2019 SHARElast_img read more

Third journalist slain in space of two days

first_img News May 3, 2021 Find out more PhilippinesAsia – Pacific News News August 2, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Third journalist slain in space of two days Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days ago June 1, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Philippines Organisation Reporters Without Borders is dismayed to learn that photo-journalist Mario Sy was fatally shot yesterday in his home in General Santos City, in the far-south province of South Cotabato, by a gunman who immediately fled. Sy was the third journalist to be gunned down in the Philippines in the space of two days.“As in the double-murder of Bonifacio Loreto and Richard Kho just two days before, the method used in the Sy murder shows that he was clearly targeted,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We urge investigators not to neglect the possibility that these journalists were killed in connection with his work, and we urge the authorities to put all the necessary resources at their disposal, so that they can identify those responsible for these cold-blooded murders and bring them so justice“If suspicions are confirmed, Sy’s death brings to six the number of journalists killed in connection with their work so far this year in the Philippines. This puts it among the world’s deadliest countries for media personnel, alongside Syria and Pakistan. This is unacceptable. Impunity breeds more violence, which will only be stopped by exemplary punishments.”Sy was shot twice by an unidentified individual who had entered his home. The Centre for Media Freedom and Responsibility today quoted relatives as saying Sy had drawn attention to drug trafficking in his photo-reporting. The media he worked for including Sapol News Bulletin, a local newspaper.Loreto and Kho, who worked for the Aksyon Ngayon newspaper, were shot in Quezon City, on the northern island of Luzon, on 30 July by two gunmen who immediately fled.Philippines is ranked 140th out of 179 countries in the 2013 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. RSF_en Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa Receive email alerts News Photo : “Combined photos by Kevin Eddy and NS Newsflash”, philstar.com to go further PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped February 16, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more