Trump intervention triggered EPA’s surprise biofuel waiver decision: sources

The Business Times | Aug 17, 2019 at 12:00 AM
  • A phone call from US President Donald Trump last week ended a nearly two-month-long review of the nation’s biofuels program, three sources familiar with the matter said.
  • The White House has sought to make changes to the nation’s biofuels laws since the beginning of Trump’s administration in early 2017, but found themselves caught between the powerful oil and corn lobbies, both of whom have allies in Washington in Trump’s Republican Party.
  • The EPA referred Reuters to an Aug 9 press release on small refinery waivers in which it repeated the criteria on how to qualify for an exemption.