EPA issued its decision yesterday on Texas’ request to reduce the nationwide Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS).  EPA denied the request, stating that the "RFS remains an important tool in our ongoing efforts to reduce America’s greenhouse gas emissions and lessen our dependence on foreign oil, in aggressive yet practical ways."  EPA stated that it received and carefully considered more than 15,000 public comments in response to the Texas request, which was the first such request under the RFS program.  

For more discussion on this contested topic, see previous blog by Seattle Partner Graham Noyes.