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NEWS UPDATE October 12, 2012

CEOs urge EPA to reject waiver requests

Amanda Peterka, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted October 12, 2012

Several CEOs of companies in the ethanol industry today urged U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to reject requests to waive the corn-based fuel mandates in the renewable fuel standard. The standard, the 22 executives said, has played a “pivotal” role in reducing gas prices and foreign oil reliance. They warned that a waiver would slow momentum in the domestic biofuels industry. [ read more … ]

USDA lowers corn crop slightly on drought as battle over RFS comes to a head

Amanda Peterka, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted October 12, 2012

The Agriculture Department today lowered its projections of this year’s corn harvest slightly to 10.7 billion bushels, down from 10.75 billion predicted last month. In its latest monthly crop projections, the agency said this year’s crop remains the smallest in six years, down 13 percent from last year, and average yields stand at 122 bushels per acre, down 25.2 bushels from the average harvested in 2011. Overall harvested acres, though, showed a slight increase from forecasts last year and last month. [ read more … ]

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