August 22, 2019 / 2:36 PM / a month ago

Trump to meet with USDA, EPA chiefs on Thursday over biofuels policy - sources

WASHINGTON, Aug 22 (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will be meeting with Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler later on Thursday, three sources familiar with the matter said, to discuss biofuel policy after his latest decision to grant 31 small refinery waivers caused an uproar within the ethanol industry.

Trump will be presented several options at the meeting, sources have said, and one proposal will be to reverse some of the waivers that were granted to oil refineries from the nation’s biofuel laws. Another is to reallocate the volumes waived under the exemptions to the biofuel mandate.

Reporting by Humeyra Pamuk Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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