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NEWS UPDATE January 27, 2014

Midwestern lawmakers want meeting with Obama on ethanol mandate

Amanda Peterka, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted January 27, 2014

Democratic House members from the Midwest today called for a meeting with President Obama on a recent U.S. EPA proposal that would lower this year’s ethanol and advanced biofuel mandates. The members, all of whom are strong supporters of the ethanol industry, said they want the opportunity to express concerns with the proposal, which calls for a 16 percent cut in ethanol and advanced biofuel usage this year compared to the level set out in the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act. [ read more … ]

Iowans weigh in on plan to cut ethanol blend requirement

Written by CHRISTOPHER DOERING, Gannett Washington Bureau  •    •  Posted January 27, 2014

The Obama administration’s push to lower the amount of ethanol that must be blended into the country’s gasoline supply this year has drawn thousands of comments from the public, including a large number from residents, lawmakers and businesses in Iowa, where respondents are largely critical of the controversial proposal. In remarks submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency, supporters of the Renewable Fuel Standard have chided the agency’s decision to cut the blending requirements. They point to ethanol’s role in boosting the agricultural economy and promoting financial growth through the creation of jobs, tax revenue and other benefits. Many worry lowering the federal mandate could harm that growth. [ read more … ]

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