Reuters – The Environmental Protection Agency’s acting administrator said he would follow up the work of his predecessor to overhaul the nation’s biofuel policy, including pursuing changes strongly opposed by the powerful corn lobby like counting ethanol exports toward annual biofuels quotas.
Power – The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has ordered the North American Electric Reliability Corp. to broaden its Critical Infrastructure Protection reliability standards to include mandatory reporting of cybersecurity incidents that could harm the bulk electric system.
Bloomberg – The Trump administration will seek to revoke California’s authority to regulate automobile greenhouse gas emissions -- including its mandate for electric-car sales -- in a proposed revision of Obama-era standards.
Reuters – The plan would have boosted the renewable fuel blending obligation for the refining industry to 11.76 percent from 10.88 percent to offset volumes lost under the small refinery hardship waiver program.
The Blade – A broad coalition of 75 industry, government, and military dignitaries has come out in support of President Trump’s plan to bail out the nation’s nuclear plants, agreeing that more premature closures pose a national security threat.