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NEWS UPDATE January 26, 2013

Court rules EPA ethanol mandate “unreasonable”

By CHRISTOPHER DOERING, Gannett Washington Bureau  •    •  Posted January 26, 2013

A federal court delivered a defeat to the biofuels industry Friday, ruling the U.S. government exceeded its authority by requiring refiners to purchase cellulosic biofuel despite the fact the next-generation fuel is not commercially available. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia decided in favor of the American Petroleum Institute when it ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency’s process for estimating cellulosic biofuel output “did not take neutral aim at accuracy” and “was an unreasonable exercise of agency discretion.” [ read more … ]

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