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NEWS UPDATE June 21, 2012

Corn Drops As Slowing U.S. Economic Growth May Cut Ethanol Use

By Luzi Ann Javier, Bloomberg  •    •  Posted June 21, 2012

Corn declined on speculation investors may cash in gains from the biggest three-day advance in more than a year as slowing growth in the U.S. cuts demand for grain used for ethanol. Soybeans and wheat fell. [ read more … ]

Groups rushing to save green energy

By: Austin Wright, Politico  •    •  Posted June 21, 2012

Green-energy advocates are scrambling behind the scenes to prevent what they say could be a devastating blow to the military’s biofuels initiatives. And the clock is ticking. The Senate is expected to consider the defense authorization bill on the floor this summer — and the ensuing debate could be the last chance to block amendments that would severely restrict the Defense Department’s ability to purchase biofuels and other forms of alternative energy. [ read more … ]

Battle escalates over Calif.’s low-carbon standard

Debra Kahn, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted June 21, 2012

Sparring over the fate of California’s low-carbon fuel standard continues in and out of court with a coalition of state attorneys general joining the fray on California’s side. Oregon Attorney General John Kroger (D) filed an amicus brief in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, accompanied by the attorneys general of Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington. Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber (D) in April directed the state environmental quality department to write low-carbon fuel standard regulations by the end of the year; the complaint also cites the Northeastern states’ consideration of a low-carbon fuels policy [ read more … ]

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