Description: Lawsuit alleging that EPA failed to meet deadlines for determining renewable fuel obligations for the 2021 and 2022 calendar years.
Growth Energy v. Regan
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 04/22/2022 Consent Decree Download Consent decree so-ordered. EPA and Biofuel Trade Association Agreed to Timeframe for Establishing Renewable Fuel Obligations. The federal district court for the District of Columbia entered a consent decree pursuant to which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) committed to sign final rules by June 3, 2022 determining renewable fuel obligations for the 2021 and 2022 calendar years. Plaintiff Growth Energy, a biofuel trade association, alleged in its complaint that EPA “repeatedly failed” to meet the November 30 deadline for promulgating annual Renewable Fuel Standard regulations and that its members suffered irreparable injuries as a result of EPA’s failures to comply with the statutory deadlines. The consent decree indicated that EPA intended to complete its reconsideration of 2020 renewable fuel obligations concurrently with establishment of the 2021 and 2022 obligations. 04/14/2022 Motion Download Joint motion to enter consent decree filed. 02/23/2022 Federal Register Notice Download Notice published of proposed consent decree and public comment requested. 02/08/2022 Complaint Download Complaint filed.