12,001. 12/7/2017

ENERGY/ENERGY [ALT]/EPA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas will lead a delegation of lawmakers in a meeting with President Donald Trump on Thursday to argue for changes to the nation’s biofuels policy to protect oil refining jobs.
The meeting comes after the Environmental Protection Agency last month announced a slight increase in the amount of biofuels that refiners are required to blend into the nation’s fuel under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), bowing to the demands of ethanol makers and their supporters.
Refiners oppose the RFS because they say it cuts into their market for petroleum-based fuels and costs them hundreds of millions of dollars a year in blending expenses…
The meeting will include EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, Energy Secretary Rick Perry and National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn, the White House said.”

-Reuters Staff, “Trump to meet senators to discuss biofuels policy,” Reuters, Dec. 7, 2017 06:38am

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