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NEWS UPDATE April 16, 2014

Branstad: EPA likely to reconsider ethanol’s role in RFS

JAMES Q. LYNCH For The Mason City Globe Gazette  •    •  Posted April 16, 2014

Based on feedback from a variety of sources and meetings with officials of the Environmental Protection Agency, Gov. Terry Branstad is optimistic the federal agency’s plan to scale back renewable fuel volume in the Renewable Fuel Standard will be moderated. “We’re optimistic we’re going to see some change” in the EPA recommendation, the governor told the Iowa Partnership on Economic Progress Tuesday morning. As much as Branstad would like to see the EPA recommend a continuance of the “original, robust” ethanol volume obligation, he’s not certain the agency will go that far.

He’s met with EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and testified in Washington at a hearing on recommended changes that he said would be detrimental to the ethanol industry in Iowa and across the Midwest. [ read more … ]

Oil trade groups ask court to place RFS challenges on hold

Amanda Peterka, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted April 16, 2014

Two oil trade groups have asked a federal court to place a hold on their challenges to a U.S. EPA rule that set the amount of renewable fuel that refiners had to use last year. In a motion filed late Friday, the American Petroleum Institute and American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers said they wanted to hold off on the lawsuit until the agency finishes independently reconsidering the rule. EPA has joined with the oil trade groups on the motion. [ read more … ]

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