The Environmental Protection Agency inspector general released a memo November 20 announcing that it will begin preliminary research to examine the agency’s role in managing the Renewable Fuel Credit Trading Program. The program, created under the Renewable Fuel Standard, in which renewable fuel produced or imported is assigned a Renewable Identification Number, has been plagued by fraud. The American Petroleum Institute, which earlier called for program reform, said November 27 that it will seek to repeal the renewable fuel standard entirely, while the Biotechnology Industry Organization opposes the institute’s efforts to dismantle the program.