U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) on Tuesday, along with 10 other senators, sent a letter to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler to cease issuing Renewable Identification Number (RIN) waivers also known as “hardship” waivers. These waivers are intended to help small refineries by exempting obligated parties from the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) but the Senators allege that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued dozens of waivers, including to some large and profitable oil companies, undermining the original intent of the RFS. More >>