Exclusive: Trump EPA did not await court ruling to loosen biofuel rules for refiners

Exclusive: Trump EPA did not await court ruling to loosen biofuel rules for refiners

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Trump administration made it easier for oil refineries to get waivers from the nation's biofuel law at least four months before a 2017 court decision it often cites to justify the move to the corn lobby, and the move was motivated by a desire to save the oil industry money, Reuters has learned. The timing and motivation for the Environmental Protection Agency's policy change, revealed through court documents and an interview with a former top agency official, have not been previously reported.

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