ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER SLAPDOWN FOR WHITE HOUSE: EPA slammed for mandating use of nonexistent biofuels
It seems like just yesterday that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit blasted President Obama’s unprecedented act of claiming the Senate was in recess to place unpopular appointees on the National Labor Relations Board. Oh, that’s right. It was just yesterday.
Slamming the administration in a blistering unanimous decision, Chief Judge David Sentelle wrote, “We will not do violence to the Constitution by ignoring the Framers’ choice of words.”
Early this morning, The Daily Caller reports, another federal judge slammed the Obama EPA for mandating the use of nonexistent biofuels. Go figure.
A federal court delivered a serious blow to the Environmental Protection Agency’s renewable fuel agenda, ruling that the agency exceeded its authority by mandating refiners use cellulosic biofuels, which isn’t commercially available.
The court sided with the country’s chief oil and gas lobby, the American Petroleum Institute, in striking down the 2012 EPA mandate that would have forced refineries to purchase more than $8 million in credits for 8.65 million of gallons of the cellulosic biofuel. However, none of the biofuel is commercially available.
“[W]e agree with API that EPA’s 2012 projection of cellulosic biofuel production was in excess of the agency’s statutory authority,” reads the court decision…