Tag Archives: Joseph C. Stanko Jr.

EPA Denies Petitions to Change the RFS “Point of Obligation”

US EPA Administrator Pruitt signed a notice denying petitions to change the “point of obligation” under the RFS program. EPA stated that its “primary consideration” in reviewing the petitions was whether changing the point of obligation would improve the effectiveness of the RFS program to achieve Congress’s goals. EPA concluded that the petitioners did not meet that standard.… Continue Reading

EPA’s Budget: How Low Will It Go?

The Administration’s proposed 30 percent reduction to EPA’s operating budget has raised many questions. Will it happen? How would it impact operations? Are all EPA programs equally affected? The final answers will come at the end of a lengthy congressional process, but last week’s hearing provided clues that any final cuts could be significantly less than the Administration’s request. But first, it’s worth a quick review of the federal budget process. … Continue Reading
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