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.
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.
Essentially, what we are saying is if telecom service providers have charged for data, then they should just do data relaying. He says that huge things are going to happen on the internet and it is important for India to keep it open.
Paired to it will be the company's proven Xtronic CVT transmission, with Nissan expecting a combined fuel economy rating of 33mpg. It's the 2018 Nissan Kicks , a subcompact utility vehicle that will be positioned below the Qashqai in the product lineup.
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.
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.
Hunting requires a lot of energy, particularly for large predators, and the intervals between successful kills are unpredictable. And raccoons, despite their smaller brain size, had nearly as many neurons in their cerebral cortex as dogs.
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".
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.
The twitter threat hinted towards the release of the update for more HTC smartphones including the U Ultra, U11 Life and HTCH 10. The update is 1.2GB in size and brings popular Oreo features like Picture-in-Picture mode (PiP), Adaptive Icons, and more.
More than half of American kids will be obese by age 35
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.
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.
4.1 magnitude quake rocks East Coast
A USGS map shows where the November 30 quake was felt throughout southeastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and beyond. The USGS initially reported the quake as a 4.4, then a 5.1, before dropping back to a 4,4, and now at 4.1 magnitude.