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NEWS UPDATE March 13, 2012

Senate passage of reauthorization expected soon; pressure on House leaders grows

Jason Plautz  •  E&E  •  Posted March 13, 2012

The foot is on the gas pedal in the Senate as analysts expect a transportation reauthorization bill to finally clear the chamber early this week. That puts all of the momentum with the upper chamber and could force the hand of House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), who is still scrambling to pull together enough votes for a bill that could be tied to his disparate party. The House is out for the week, but members say that doesn’t mean the transportation bill will be out of their minds. [ read more … ]

Oil and gas industry challenges EPA’s cellulosic standards

Amanda Peterka  •  E&E  •  Posted March 13, 2012

EPA’s standard is divorced from reality and forces refiners to purchase credits for cellulosic fuels that do not exist,” said Bob Greco, API’s director of downstream and industry operations, in a statement. “EPA’s unrealistic mandate is effectivelanufacturers of gasoline that could ultimately burden consumers.”y a tax on m
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