As we find out today that gas prices are the highest since 2014, Marathon Petroleum Corp, one of the largest refining companies in the United States, requested a "hardship waiver" from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to exempt one of its facilities from its requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard.
In response to this request, Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor says, "Two of the largest corporations in the country are set to create an oil monopoly and they are ‘small refiner’ handouts. This is what happens when EPA regulators are permitted to ignore the president’s commitments to rural communities. These waivers have already siphoned billions away from farm families to enrich some of the world’s largest oil companies as well as a few well-connected investors like Carl Ican. Those gallons need to be restored and American consumers need immediate, year-round access to E15."