NATSO Testifies EPA Needs Transparent Process to Assess Small Refinery Waivers

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) needs a transparent process to guide its assessment of small refinery waiver requests to ensure that such exemptions don’t continue to undermine the law’s intent and decrease demand for biofuels, a travel center executive testifying on behalf of NATSO told the agency July 18. 

Testifying at an EPA field hearing in Ypsilanti, Michigan, on the 2019 proposed renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the RFS, Beth Westemeyer, Director of Business Development for Anew Travel and Fuel Centers, the retail arm of Zeeland Farm Services in Zeeland, Mich., said that over the past decade the RFS has succeeded because it allows fuel retailers to offer biofuel blends to consumers at a price that is less expensive than purely petroleum-based products… Read More