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Growth Energy v. Environmental Protection Agency

The D.C. Circuit granted in part environmental groups' petition to review EPA's 2019 rule setting annual renewable fuel volume levels under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program. The groups argued that EPA's "aggregate compliance...

American Fuel & Petroleum Manufacturers v. Environmental Protection Agency

The D.C. Circuit vacated in part EPA's 2019 rule lifting seasonal restrictions on the sale of higher-ethanol fuel. Petroleum industry groups challenged a specific section of the rule, in which EPA announced a new interpretation of when...

Ergon-West Virginia, Inc. v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

The Fourth Circuit granted for a second time an oil refinery's petition to review EPA's decision denying the refinery an exemption from biofuel requirements under the Agency's renewable fuel standard program, and vacated the Agency's...

Renewable Fuels Ass'n v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

The Tenth Circuit vacated EPA orders that granted extensions of exemptions under the CAA's renewable fuels program for three small refineries. Industry groups challenged the orders, arguing that EPA failed to honor the statutory...

Advanced Biofuels Association v. Environmental Protection Agency

The D.C. Circuit upheld EPA's decision to modify the criteria or lower the threshold by which the Agency determined whether to grant small refineries an exemption from the CAA's Renewable Fuel Program. An industry group argued that the...

Alon Refining Springs, Inc. v. Environmental Protection Agency

The D.C. Circuit upheld EPA's implementation of its Renewable Fuel Standards Program, which requires transportation fuel sold in the United States to contain a minimum volume of renewable fuels. Some industry groups argued that EPA...

American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers v. O'Keeffe

The Ninth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of oil and trucking industry groups' challenge to Oregon's Clean Fuels Program, which regulates production and sale of transportation fuels based on greenhouse gas emissions. The groups argued...

United States v. Gunselman

The Fifth Circuit upheld an individual's sentence and conviction for wire fraud, money laundering, and CAA violations for selling false renewable fuel credits. The individual represented to EPA and to fuel companies seeking to purchase...

American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers v. O'Keeffe

A district court upheld Oregon's clean fuels program, which seeks to reduce lifecycle emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) from transportation fuels by 10% over a 10-year period. Trade associations argued that the program was...

Hermes Consolidated, LLC v. Environmental Protection Agency

The D.C. Circuit vacated and remanded an EPA decision denying an oil refinery's request to extend its exemption from the Agency's renewable fuels program. The program requires oil refineries to meet annual obligations concerning the...