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Court finds EPA was wrong in how it set RFS levels

EPA’s methodology for lowering 2016 volumes under Renewable Fuel Standard struck down.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Friday vacated part of a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rule that set the levels of renewable fuel that must be blended into gasoline below targets called for by Congress, finding that EPA wrongly considered consumer-side constraints in making its decision.

This decision was in response to a joint petition filed in January 2016 to hear a challenge to the EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS) for 2014, 2015 an

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