The Environmental Protection Agency issued a proposal today to further extend Renewable Fuel Standard compliance deadlines for 2019 and later because the agency has yet to propose and finalize 2021 and 2022 RFS volume requirements.
National Corn Growers Association President Chris Edgington made the following statement on the proposal:
“Through this year, we’ve heard from EPA that its intent is to uphold the law and put the RFS back on track following the waiver abuse of recent years. With 2022 just around the corner, EPA has yet to propose RFS volumes for the coming year, adding uncertainty to the renewable fuels marketplace. Rather than prolong the uncertainty, we urge the EPA to follow the statute by issuing RFS volumes that continue to provide for 15 billion gallons of ethanol. This will allow consumers to take advantage of the economic and environmental benefits of clean, renewable fuel like ethanol, which lowers fuel prices for drivers today.”