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Trump administration to deny pending retroactive US biofuel waivers: Report

The waivers have been a battleground for the influential oil and corn lobbies, both major constituencies for Trump as he seeks re-election in November

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By Stephanie Kelly, Jeff Mason and Jarrett Renshaw

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President has directed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to deny dozens of refiner requests for retroactive waivers from the nation's laws amid concerns the divisive issue was costing him politically in the Farm Belt, according to three sources familiar with the decision.

The move marks the end of an effort by the refining industry to come into compliance with a January court decision that ruled the Trump administration should not have given out some waivers in previous years.

 

(Reporting by Stephanie Kelly, Jeff Mason and Jarrett Renshaw; Editing by Tom Hogue)

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First Published: Wed, September 09 2020. 09:53 IST
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