While campaigning for president in 2016, Trump promised to support renewable fuels.
The final EPA rule sets the target for conventional renewable fuels - primarily ethanol - at 15B gallons - in 2018, but rejects pleas from biodiesel producers as it maintains a 2.1B gallon quota for biodiesel in 2019.
"Maintaining the renewable fuel standard at current levels ensures stability in the marketplace and follows through with my commitment to meet the statutory deadlines and lead the agency by upholding the rule of law", said EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.
The Renewable Fuel Association, a biofuels industry group, said it was pleased EPA didn't scale back the levels, but argued the Renewable Fuel Standard needs to be a "forward-looking program" to drive investment in new technologies.
On Thursday, the EPA chose to require refiners to blend 19.29 billion gallons of renewable fuels in 2018, up from 19.28 billion gallons this year.
The cellulosic mandate is an increase from the July proposal, but represents a cut of 23 billion gallons from the current level finalized a year ago by the Obama administration.
Nevertheless, Dinneen remarked that the EPA could have done more.
The Iowa congressional delegation isn't entirely happy with the EPA's 2018 final fuel volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standard program, but they say it'll have to do.
Today's announcement of the final 2018 Renewable Volume Obligation under the Renewable Fuel Standard is either pleasing or a missed opportunity, depending on your point of view. In a statement, Doug Whitehead, NBB's chief operating officer, said Pruitt "disappointed the biodiesel industry" with the 2.1 billion gallon figure. With starch-based biofuels remaining at full volumes, Americans will continue to benefit from cleaner air by replacing harmful cancer causing chemicals in gasoline, and stronger energy security by offering homegrown fuels that cost less. "We'll continue to work with this administration to right this wrong for future volumes". Moreover, he described the RFS as a solution in search of a problem.
The head of American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM), meanwhile, called Thursday's announcement a win for the ethanol industry - and specifically for one of its key proponents in Congress.
"The EPA's announced renewable volume obligations fall short of the full potential of the USA biofuels industry", said Sen. "Again, the RFS should be implemented in a manner that drives investment and innovation to maximize the energy security, environmental, and consumer benefits that are derived from USA -produced biofuels". All comments are subject to editorial review.
But White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders didn't deny it. "Secretary Tillerson continues to lead the State Department". Too much churn could fuel the perception of chaos in the Trump White House - perhaps one reason he has yet to pull the trigger.
OnePlus has yet to announce any plans for releasing the Lava Red 5T in any other markets, but we certainly hope this changes soon. The 5T boasts smaller bezels on the top and bottom of the device to make way for a six-inch display with an 18:9 aspect ratio.
Her India visit has made headlines but questions have been raised if she is the right person to talk about empowering women. This facility would provide access to capital, networks, and mentorship for women in developing countries, she said.
Lloyd told the BBC that Google had informed him he must "come to California" if he wanted to pursue legal action against them. Lloyd toldThe Guardian: "I believe that what Google did was simply against the law".
Immediately after the event, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders defended Trump's deplorable racial slur. President Donald Trump has used an event honoring Native American veterans to take a shot at Democratic Sen.
The claim echoes one made by actress Ariane Bellamar , who also said Piven groped her while on the " Entourage " set. Wisdom was CBS' lowest-rated scripted Sunday show, averaging 7.4 million viewers and a 1.0 18-49 demographic rating.
A spokesman for Uber told the BBC the firm is not able to clarify how many United Kingdom drivers are included in the 2.7 million. The data breach resulted in almost 11,000 Washington Uber drivers having their data compromised.
BMW says the all-electric roof opens and closes "very quietly" in 15 seconds, at speeds of up to 50 km/h (31 mph). Ivory white leather upholstery rounds out the cabins of both models, while the Roadster adds a black option.
For now obese children, the risk is higher: three out of four obese two-year-olds are predicted to still be obese at age 35. In addition, the more overweight or obese someone was as a child, the greater the person's chances of being obese by age 35.
Decatur's "Christmas in Toyland" parade will roll through downtown's Second Avenue and Bank Street on Monday at 6 p.m. The Christmas parade and tree lighting celebration in downtown Tyler is happening on Thursday, November 30th.
Fuller Leaves American Gods
Toplined by Ian McShane and Ricky Whittle, the first season of the mythological fantasy drama got off to a strong ratings start. Fuller and Green created the adaptation of Neil Gaiman's 2001 novel three years ago with it finally premiering this year .
Israeli army strikes Gaza after alleged rocket fire
The attack was carried out in response to high-trajectory fire at an IDF post in the northern Gaza Strip. The IDF claims it is retaliation for a mortar shelling of an Israeli outpost by another militant group.
This is the guy who deleted President Trump's Twitter
An unnamed friend of Duysak told Buzzfeed that the former Twitter contractor didn't have any apparent interest in politics. I didn't do anything on objective . "I didn't hack anyone". "I didn't do anything that I was not authorized to do".
Michael Crabtree says Aqib Talib fight wasn't premeditated
Talib, who went to Kansas, and Crabtree, who went to Texas Tech, have had problems in the past, including an altercation in 2016 . First, you punched a Broncos opponent Chris Harris in the midsection, resulting in him being removed from the game.
Microsoft announces multi-year Redmond campus refresh
Vehicle parks that sat adjacent buildings will be moved underground to provide more space for buildings and recreational ground. Microsoft stated that the redevelopment of the campus would create over 2,500 new construction and development jobs.