Thirty-four U.S. lawmakers introduced a bill that seeks to end ethanol fuel-blending mandates. The legislators want to eliminate requirements for corn-based ethanol blending and cap blending levels for other biofuels at actual production levels.
A group of Republican and Democratic lawmakers will begin their second attempt on Wednesday to introduce a bill that would reform the Renewable Fuel Standards program in the U.S., targeting an end to ethanol fuel-blending mandates.
The Obama administration on Friday proposed to reduce the amount of ethanol in the nation’s fuel supply for the first time, acknowledging that the biofuel law championed by both parties in 2007 is not working as well as expected.
Mary Clare Jalonick and Dina Cappiello
November 15, 2013
Livestock and poultry producers formally asked the Obama administration July 30 to suspend the nation’s renewable fuels standard because it is causing “severe economic harm” as corn prices surged to a record.
Elizabeth Campbell and Mario Parker
July 31, 2012
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