Environmental and scientific groups are at odds with palm oil companies and palm oil industry groups over an Environmental Protection Agency preliminary finding that palm oil-based biofuels do not meet the requirements of the renewable fuel standard. The groups say the agency’s analysis underestimates that greenhouse gas emissions from palm oil production, and the palm oil industry argues that palm oil-based biofuels meet the requirements of the standard. The agency issued a proposed finding in January stating that the biofuels do not meet the 20 percent lifecycle greenhouse gas reductions necessary to qualify as renewable fuels under the Clean Air Act, but rather 17 percent.