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NEWS UPDATE July 24, 2012

Citing drought, livestock groups push bill to limit production of ethanol

By Zack Colman,  •    •  Posted July 24, 2012

Livestock producers are backing legislation that would let the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) limit the amount of corn used for biofuels. The groups and their allies in Congress say the restrictions are necessary to lower costs during times of low supply, but they are running into opposition from ethanol supporters. [ read more … ]

U.S. drought destroys crops, increases food prices

E&E  •    •  Posted July 24, 2012

The United States is experiencing the most widespread drought in more than 50 years, and experts say it is only going to get worse. Record-high temperatures have caused wildfires, depleted municipal water supplies and destroyed crops, and they will likely slow an already struggling economy as food and shipping prices rise. [ read more … ]

EPA, advocates convene to discuss progress, new efforts

Emily Yehle, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted July 24, 2012

Environmental justice advocates will flock to the Washington, D.C., area today to air their grievances — and offer solutions — at a public meeting of the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council. [ read more … ]

Firms that won Pentagon contracts had help from former insiders

  •  E&E  •  Posted July 24, 2012

Two companies that have won controversial Pentagon contracts for biofuels have built their Washington presence using familiar tools: weighty campaign contributions and aggressive lobbying.
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