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Refiners group's Thompson says industry cannot meet 2016 blend wall proposal

As a broad range of stakeholders express concern over U.S. EPA's proposed renewable fuel standard volume obligations for 2014 through 2016, how will the agency respond to the resistance in its final rule? During today's OnPoint, Chet Thompson, president of the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers and a former deputy general counsel at EPA, discusses the legal considerations made by the agency as it crafted its draft volume obligation proposal. He also explains why he believes the 2016 volume obligation will pose a technological challenge for the biofuels industry.