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ND Delegation Comments on President Trump’s E-15 Decision

President Donald Trump announced Tuesday he has directed the Environmental Protection Agency to begin the process of allowing the sale of E15 fuel year-round. The rule change on the use of the corn-based fuel could have wide-reaching effects across the industry and consumers. Here is what the North Dakota delegation said regarding Trump’s E15 ruling. Senator John Hoeven issued the ...

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Expert: Falling power plant emissions reduces corn nutrient

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana agricultural expert says declining power plant emissions are apparently reducing the amount of an important nutrient corn plants get through rainfall. Purdue Extension soil fertility specialist Jim Camberato says Indiana’s rainfall used to contain a lot of sulfur from coal-fired power plant emissions. But he says the amount of sulfur reaching corn through ...

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EPA boosts amount of ethanol in gasoline supply

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is boosting the amount of corn-based ethanol and other renewable fuels in the U.S. gasoline supply despite sustained opposition by an unusual alliance of oil companies, environmentalists and some GOP presidential candidates. The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday issued a final rule designed to increase production of ethanol to be blended with gasoline through 2016, ...

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5 more sessions slated for pipeline

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NEXUS Gas Transmission LLC is halfway through a set of 10 open houses it is holding through Feb. 18 to hear from the public on its controversial plan for a 250-mile natural gas pipeline, two of which will be held in northwest Ohio this week. One will be Wednesday at Swanton High School, 601 Main St., Swanton, followed by another ...

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Cut CO2 emissions by slashing the ethanol mandate

By John Deede, Shale Plays Media | Google+ With the Obama Administration announcing new plans to cut carbon emissions by 30%, many are now calling for an end to the ethanol requirement for U.S. gasoline. Ethanol, which is derived from corn, has been criticized as a boondoggle meant to line the pockets of the corn industry without actually cutting emissions. Timothy ...

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How ‘Big Corn’ lost the ethanol battle to Philadelphia refiners

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NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Six months ago the U.S. oil industry scored a surprise win against farm groups when the Obama administration proposed slashing the amount of ethanol refiners must blend into gasoline, a move that could save them billions of dollars. Stunned by the reversal, producers of the corn-based biofuel and their supporters are now fighting back ahead of ...

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Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas

by Dina Cappiello, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration’s conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change. A $500,000 study paid for by the federal government and ...

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EDITORIAL: Rebuilding continues in West, as Texas drags its feet on regulations

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Until one year ago, the small agricultural town of West in Central Texas — population about 2,800 — was best known for the place where travelers on Interstate 35 between Dallas-Fort Worth and Austin would stop for a little taste of Czech culture. The proud, close-knit farming community didn’t have much industry, but depended on a plant that mixed fertilizers ...

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Supporting farmers, making fuel: After early skepticism, Red Trail Energy ethanol plant in Richardton is going strong

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By Katherine Lymn RICHARDTON — Instead of extracting oil from the ground, one energy business in western North Dakota is using corn grown atop it to produce fuel. The Red Trail Energy plant in Richardton opened in 2007. It didn’t make complete sense then — it was an ethanol plant in an area without corn. The original plan was to rail ...

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