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NEWS UPDATE August 15, 2012

Arkansas, N. Carolina ask EPA to waive ethanol mandate

By Timothy Gardner and Charles Abbott, Reuters  •    •  Posted August 15, 2012

The governors of North Carolina and Arkansas joined two of their Northeast peers on Tuesday in asking the federal government to temporarily suspend the ethanol quota, piling pressure on President Barack Obama to make a tough choice months before the election.
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Controversial biofuels amendment could have wide-ranging impacts, experts say

Annie Snider, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted August 15, 2012

Military leaders are raising the alarm that a congressional effort aimed at reining in the Pentagon’s biofuels program could hamstring their ability to get fuels of all sorts — including those that improve performance on the battlefield. The concern is centered on an amendment that was added to the 2013 defense authorization bill during a Senate Armed Services Committee markup in May. The provision, which mirrors one passed by the House earlier that month, would block the Defense Department from purchasing alternative fuels that are more expensive than their fossil counterparts except in “limited quantities” for certification purposes. [ read more … ]

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