Judge rules EPA can’t mandate use of nonexistent biofuels

A federal court delivered a serious blow to the Environmental Protection Agency’s renewable fuel agenda, ruling that the agency exceeded its authority by mandating refiners use cellulosic biofuels, which isn’t commercially available.

The court sided with the country’s chief oil and gas lobby, the American Petroleum Institute, in striking down the 2012 EPA mandate that would have forced refineries to purchase more than $8 million in credits for 8.65 million of gallons of the cellulosic biofuel. However, none of the biofuel is commercially available.

“[W]e agree with API that EPA’s 2012 projection of cellulosic biofuel production was in excess of the agency’s statutory authority,” reads the court decision.

Read more at The Daily Caller. By Michael Bastasch.

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  1. wrongheifer says:

    Thank you Judge…Common Sense?….

  2. What took so long for someone to finally make the connection and advance the obvious conclusion?

  3. Thank you Judge.

  4. Stella Horgan says:

    now can we fine the EPA, for damage to the us economy or something

  5. You can't make this bizarre crap up; Obama's lunatic EPA actually fined some company for not using a product that hasn't been invented yet. Do we really need any more proof that Obama and his entire administration are anti-American and trying to destroy our economy ? I certainly don't.

  6. Do these people in the EPA have no shame ? Any normal, halfway sane person would be embarrassed to make such a stupid ruling enforcing the use of a non-existent product.

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