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Trump Taps Mulvaney for OMB
December 19, 2016 – 11:42 am | No Comment

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy)  President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday formally selected fierce fiscal conservative Rep. Mick Mulvaney to lead the Office of Management and Budget, POLITICO’s Ben Weyl reports . That would also put …

Biofuels Finance Conference Meets in Minneapolis
October 24, 2016 – 9:22 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine) … The lame duck Congress offers the next best chance for some movement on one issue important to the ethanol industry, said Brian Jennings, executive vice president of the American …

White House OMB Reviews 2017 RFS Rule
October 21, 2016 – 12:45 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On Oct. 19, the U.S. EPA delivered its proposed rule to set renewable fuel standard (RFS) volume standards for 2017 and biobased diesel standards for 2018 to the White …

EPA Brings Biofuel Production Changes To White House
May 12, 2016 – 5:03 pm | No Comment

by Kali Hays (Law360)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday sent some proposed changes to its Renewable Fuel Standard program to the White House for review, as the agency looks to promote the production …

EPA Submits 2017 RFS Rule to White House OMB for Review
April 19, 2016 – 12:53 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. EPA delivered the proposed rule for the 2017 renewable fuel standard (RFS) to the White House Office of Management and Budget on April 15. OMB review marks …

Oil and Biofuels Lobby White House on Renewable Fuel Standard Ahead of Nov. 30 Deadline
November 20, 2015 – 6:52 pm | No Comment

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  In the lead-up to the administration’s release of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), it’s been a veritable who’s who of renewable fuels and petrochemical refiners visiting the White House’s Office …

Renewable Fuel Proponents Speaking up as EPA Decision Draws Near
November 18, 2015 – 3:24 pm | No Comment

(Ohio’s Country Journal)  National Corn Growers Association President Chip Bowling has urged President Obama to reverse the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed cuts in the Renewable Fuel Standard’s volume obligation and adhere to the statute …

How Gas-Guzzling Americans Are Aiding the Call for More Biofuels
November 3, 2015 – 3:38 pm | No Comment

by Mario Parker (BloombergBusiness)  Obama administration may increase biofuel consumption targets; U.S. gasoline demand this year to reach highest since 2007  —  More demand means more gasoline being blended. And more blending means more ethanol potentially …

NM Lawmakers Call on Administration to Curb Natural Gas Waste Causing Methane Hot Spot Over San Juan Basin
July 28, 2015 – 6:00 pm | No Comment

(Office of Senator Tom Udall (D-NM))  In a letter this week to Office of Management and Budget (OPM) Director Shaun Donovan, U.S. Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Reps. Ben Ray Luján and …

Biotechnology: White House Directs EPA, FDA, and USDA to Update the Coordinated Framework for the Regulation of Biotechnology
July 6, 2015 – 6:09 pm | No Comment

(Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.)  With little fanfare or advanced notice to the general public, on July 2, 2015, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), …

OMB Weighs in on Biomass Language Included in Appropriations Bill
July 6, 2015 – 5:09 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The White House Office of Management and Budget has published a statement of administration policy that details its opposition to several components of an appropriations bill pending the in …

EPA Sends Ethanol Proposals for Final Review
May 6, 2015 – 2:50 pm | No Comment

by Timothy Cama (The Hill)  The Obama administration is conducting the last step in its review of proposed annual ethanol blending mandates for three separate years.  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sent the proposal, which …

Plowing Prairies for Grains: Biofuel Crops Replace Grasslands Nationwide, U.S. Study Shows
April 3, 2015 – 10:18 am | No Comment

(Science Daily/University of Wisconsin-Madison)  Clearing grasslands to make way for biofuels may seem counterproductive, but researchers show that crops, including the corn and soy commonly used for biofuels, expanded onto 7 million acres of new …

Congressional Budget Office Says RFS Could Result in $6.00 per Gallon Credits for Advanced Biofuels
October 27, 2014 – 10:07 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  How does the Congressional Budget Office look at biofuels and the Renewable Fuel Standard?

How does $3.00-$6.00 advanced biofuels RINs? A $0.26 per gallon hike in gasoline prices? A $1.27 drop …

Iowa Ag Secy Bill Northey On Corn, RFS
August 28, 2014 – 3:33 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  There are two big topics during the Farm Progress Show this year: the corn crop and the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). During the show, I had the opportunity to speak with …

EPA’s Final 2014 RVO Delivered to the OMB; Industry Reacts
August 26, 2014 – 2:54 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. EPA has finalized its 2014 renewable volume obligation (RVO) rule for the renewable fuels standard (RFS) and submitted it to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) …

RFS Update from EPA at ACE Meeting
August 11, 2014 – 1:57 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  Environmental Protection Agency official Paul Machiele visited the American Coalition for Ethanol conference this week in Minneapolis to discuss various issues, including plans for the 2014 volume obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard …

White House Revisits ‘Social Cost of Carbon’
November 26, 2013 – 12:21 pm | No Comment

by Ben Geman (The Hill E2Wire)  The White House will seek new public comment on the “social cost of carbon” (SCC), a metric that helps regulators estimate the benefits of rules that cut greenhouse gas …

Iowa Governor Makes Case to Washington on Ethanol Requirements
November 7, 2013 – 10:23 am | No Comment

by Christopher Doering  (Des Moines Register)  Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad made an aggressive push last week to defend the country’s ethanol policy during three calls with members of the Obama administration as the White House …

Ethanol, Oil Groups Blitz White House as Biofuel Rule Nears
October 31, 2013 – 7:49 pm | No Comment

by Cezary Podkul  (Reuters) Biofuel and oil industry lobbyists have raced to the White House over the past two weeks in a last-ditch effort to sway controversial ethanol blending rules for next year, fueling talk of …

Businesses Flock to White House ahead of Biofuel Rule
October 28, 2013 – 3:45 pm | No Comment

by Julian Hattem  (The Hill Reg Watch) Officials at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) have been busy meeting with chemical and energy companies in recent days, ahead of the expected release of new …

Industry in High Gear to Secure Critical Federal Policy Decision
July 23, 2012 – 5:10 pm | No Comment

by Anne Steckel  (National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine) …Starting this year, the RFS calls for a minimum of 1 billion gallons of biomass-based diesel (mostly biodiesel) to be used each year in the U.S. fuel supply …

The USDA Loan Guarantee Program and the Congressional Deficit-Reducing Drive
January 6, 2011 – 8:51 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) …At risk in that budget process is the entire funding for the Section 9003 loan guarantee program – in the omnibus spending bill proposed in December by the outgoing Congress, …