EPA chief says agency working to address biofuels industry concerns over blending mandates: source

EPA chief says agency working to address biofuels industry concerns over blending mandates: source

FILE PHOTO: An empty podium awaits the arrival of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler to address staff at EPA headquarters in Washington, U.S., July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Ting Shen

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler told a biofuels company in a phone call on Thursday that the agency is working to address industry concerns over biofuel blending requirements that have sparked outrage across the Farm Belt, according to a source familiar with the matter.

The EPA plans to send a proposal on 2020 blending mandates to the White House’s Office of Management and Budget by the end of the week, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

Reporting by Stephanie Kelly and Jarrett Renshaw; Editing by Leslie Adler


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