Court Strikes Down EPA Biofuel Mandate

Solazyme - Low Cost Plants Into Usable Oils

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cannot impose a mandate for a non-existent product and then punish companies for failing to use said non-existent product, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled.

That non-existent product? Cellulosic biofuels, a type of ethanol made from non-food sources such as wood chips, switchgrass, and non-edible feedstock.

The court ruled that the EPA can set renewable fuel production standards as a means to stimulate economic development, but it cannot punish companies who fail to meet those standards.

“Do a good job, cellulosic fuel producers. If you fail, we’ll fine your customers,” the judges wrote.



Sign up for our daily email and get the stories everyone is talking about.


Previous post

The Income Tax Turns 100 Years Old

Next post

Buchanan: Senate immigration bill will fail, Rubio ‘will be badly damaged’

Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.