Henry Waxman

Fraud cases leave biodiesel industry reeling

Biodiesel producers told a congressional panel Wednesday that they're struggling to stay afloat in the aftermath of fraud cases uncovered in Baltimore and Texas, and a spokesman for petroleum refiners faulted the Environmental Protection Agency for slow response to a crisis he said has cost the industry $200 million so far.

Members of the House Energy and Commerce oversight subcommittee pressed Environmental Protection Agency officials to work quickly to resolve problems caused by millions of bogus biodiesel credits being sold under the renewable-fuel program administered by the federal agency.

"You all need to come up with a fix for this," Rep. Morgan Griffith, a...