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WORLD ENERGY: EPA PROPOSAL “FALLS WOEFULLY SHORT by Julie Harker

11/13/2019

The CEO of one of the largest biodiesel producer in the U.S. says the EPA’s supplemental biofuels proposal is not the “giant package” President Trump promised.

“Regrettably, it falls woefully short of the President’s advanced billing.”

Gene Gebolys, head of World Energy, told lawmakers at a recent House subcommittee hearing that that EPA’s job is to administer the RFS law Congress enacted, not to rewrite it.

“EPA must be held to account to do the public’s bidding IN public. There should be nothing secretive about who gets waivers, why they get them and for how many gallons the relief is provided.”

Gebolys says there’s nothing confidential about what his industry has experienced.

“How can it be reasonable that those seeking non-compliance can be allowed to continue to lurk in EPA’s shadows when those of us impacted by their actions have nowhere to hide?”

One week after the latest round of small refinery waivers were announced in August, Gebolys said he had to deliver the news to World Energy plant workers and suppliers in Rome, Georgia, Natchez, Mississippi and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania that they were shutting down production.

EPA is taking comments on its proposal through November 29th.

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