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Trump to Pare Biofuel Waivers for Refineries on Court Ruling

  • Refiners must continuously get waivers to qualify, court said
  • Oil allies warn White House decision puts refineries at risk
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Trump administration officials have decided to pare the number of oil refineries granted waivers from biofuel mandates, according to two people familiar with the matter.

The decision in response to a January court ruling represents a win for biofuel producers who have battled the exemptions and accused the Trump administration of siding with the oil industry on the issue.