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INSIDE WASHINGTON: EPA asked to ensure Icahn doesn’t influence RFS

House and Senate Democrats want answers on role Icahn has played and whether market manipulation has occurred.

President Donald Trump’s special advisor Carl Icahn owns an 82% stake in CVR Energy, an oil refiner required to meet blending obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). He continues to be criticized as someone who saw a windfall of profits after the presidential election, and congressional leaders are asking the Environmental Protection Agency to ensure that Icahn doesn’t influence the RFS to swing in his favor.

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