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AFPM Files Notice of Intent to Sue EPA on 2014 RFS

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers today filed a notice of intent to sue the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for failure to issue the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

The required notice under the Clean Air Act is the first step in initiating formal litigation over the agency's failure to promulgate the annual renewable fuel volumes to the RFS by November 30 of the preceding year, meaning the agency should have finalized the 2014 RFS rule on or before November 30, 2013.

"EPA's failure to comply with RFS deadlines has caused additional harm to obligated parties, including AFPM members. We urge EPA to take prompt action to promulgate the 2014 standards," said AFPM President Charles T. Drevna. "The fact that EPA proposed the 2014 standards over a year ago, and now 2014 is almost over, is another reason why Congress needs to step in and repeal or significantly reform this badly broken program."

CONTACT: media@afpm.org

Source: American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers