Growth Energy calls a court ruling against the Environmental Protection Agency a win for consumers. Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia struck down what Growth Energy calls a flawed methodology by the EPA to reduce the 2016 total Renewable Volume Obligations, or RVO’s, under the Renewable Fuel Standard. The court decision was in response to a joint petition filed in January 2016 to hear a challenge to the EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standards for 2014, 2015 and 2016. Growth Energy along with Americans for Clean Energy, the American Coalition for Ethanol, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization, the National Corn Growers Association, National Sorghum Producers and the Renewable Fuels Association filed the petition. Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor says the court ruling restores the Congressional intent and will ensure that renewable fuels continue to play a growing and important role in America’s fuel mix.” The most recent RVO proposal from the Trump Administration’s EPA reversed course and set the ethanol RVO’s at the targets intended by Congress.
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting News Service.