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Oil Refiners Win Easier Biofuel Waivers at Supreme Court

  • Supreme Court ruling is defeat for renewable fuel producers
  • Biden’s EPA likely to force more refineries to comply anyway
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The EPA has wide latitude to exempt refineries from federal mandates that they mix renewable fuels into gasoline and diesel, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday, a victory for oil companies seeking a break from the requirements.

In a 6-3 decision, the justices rejected arguments that the Environmental Protection Agency’s exemption power is limited to only a handful of refineries that have received uninterrupted annual waivers from the Renewable Fuel Standard.