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Deadline Passes for EPA to Challenge Biofuel Court Ruling

Decision by Trump administration to not appeal is big win for corn lobby

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Time has run out for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to challenge a federal court ruling that would limit the agency’s use of waivers exempting small oil refineries from the country’s biofuels regulations, reports Reuters.

The EPA had until the end of March 24 to file a challenge, but by early March 25, no such filing had been entered, according to a Reuters review of the case docket though the U.S. government’s electronic public access service for court records.

A decision by the administration of President Trump not to appeal the ruling would mark a big win for the U.S. corn lobby and a blow to the oil industry.

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