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NEWS UPDATE January 31, 2012

California fuels rule sparks controversy

Juliet Eilperin  •  Washington Post  •  Posted January 31, 2012

Just as it pioneered curbs on greenhouse gas emissions from cars and light trucks a decade ago, California is championing standards that could transform the fuel that goes into their tanks. But its new rule, which requires lowering the amount of carbon in fuel sold in the state, has become embroiled in a fierce public battle and has been barred from being enforced. In light of tight state budgets, litigation over California‚Äôs program and a strong lobbying campaign against them, the question is whether the ambitious climate policy will get off the ground. [ read more … ]

Enviros fear Obama admin is dragging its feet on tailpipe emissions

Jeremy P. Jacobs  •  E&E  •  Posted January 31, 2012

Environmentalists and public health groups are growing increasingly concerned that the Obama administration will punt on new emissions standards for the tailpipes of cars and trucks as industry and congressional Republicans are becoming increasingly vocal with their objections. [ read more … ]

Giving ethanol a good name: Advocates tout increase in production, jobs for state

M.P. KING  •  Wisconsin State Journal  •  Posted January 31, 2012

Eric Huschitt is tired of the bad rap that plagues the ethanol industry. For instance, the general manager and vice president of operations at Badger State Ethanol that sits on the edge of Monroe is aware that the expiration of the federal ethanol tax credit at the end of 2011 was one of those rare subjects that liberals and conservatives came together to support. [ read more … ]

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