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NEWS UPDATE May 30, 2014

RFS proposal would reduce greenhouse gas emissions — enviro report

Amanda Peterka, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted May 30, 2014

U.S. EPA’s recent proposal to reduce this year’s corn ethanol blending mandate would result in lower greenhouse gas emissions, an environmental group said in a report released today. The proposal to reduce the corn ethanol requirement by 1.4 billion gallons compared to the level set by 2007 statute would reduce emissions by the equivalent of taking 580,000 cars off the road, Environmental Working Group, or EWG, says in the report. The group urged EPA to maintain the proposal, which would also reduce this year’s mandate for advanced biofuel use by refiners. [ read more … ]

Study: Ethanol cut would lower greenhouse gas

Christopher Doering, Des Moines Register  •    •  Posted May 30, 2014

Ethanol is again under attack for its environmental record, as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency considers reducing a mandate to use the fuel this year. The EPA’s proposal to cut the amount of the fuel required to be blended into gasoline would lower greenhouse gas emissions by 3 million tons, according to a report released Thursday by the Environmental Working Group. Ethanol groups were quick to criticize the study, calling it flawed and based on incorrect assumptions. [ read more … ]

House Members Claim Majority Want RFS Changed

by Cindy Zimmerman, Domestic Fuel  •    •  Posted May 30, 2014

A coalition of U.S. House of Representatives member opposed to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) claim that a bipartisan majority of members “have expressed concerns regarding the current ethanol mandate.” In a press release, Reps. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Jim Costa (D-Calif.), Steve Womack (R-Ark.), and Peter Welch (D-Vt.) announced that 218 Members of the House agree “there is a serious problem with the RFS.” [ read more … ]

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