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EPA Proposes to Increase Biodiesel Blend Mandate

EPA has proposed raising the biomass-based diesel blending requirement to 1 billion gallons in 2012 under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2). The current blend requirement for 2011 is 800 million gallons. The 2012 target is in line

Iowa Enacts New Biodiesel Tax Credits

On May 26, Iowa enacted new biodiesel blending and production tax credits. Beginning in 2012, fuel retailers can claim a 2 cent per gallon tax credit for biodiesel blended at a 2% rate (B2) and a 4.5 cents per gallon credit for a 5% biodiesel blend (B5).

ATA Opposes Bill to Delay Commodity Markets Reform

On May 2, ATA joined the Commodity Markets Oversight Coalition on a letter to oppose a bill (H.R. 1573) that would delay the implementation of commodity trading reforms required under Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform law passed last year.

Graves Testifies Before Congress on High Diesel Prices

Earlier today, ATA President and CEO Bill Graves testified, before the House Natural Resources Committee about the impact of the recent spike in diesel prices on the trucking industry and pushed Congress to do more to alleviate higher prices.