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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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New ethanol standard disappointing for Iowa agriculture


Iowa agricultural and ethanol interests were disappointment Monday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s final ethanol volume requirements — more than proposed six months ago, but less than what Congress ordered. The new quotas under the Renewable Fuel Standard will impose financial hardships on farmers, ethanol manufacturers and consumers, according to the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association. Monte Shaw, the organization’s ...

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Northwest Ohio ethanol producers dispute advertisement

LIMA — An advertisement shown around the state has Ohio corn growers and ethanol producers demanding it be stopped. The ad, paid for by the American Council for Capital Formation and several other groups, says ethanol production is bad for the environment, raises food costs, and demands mandates for it should end. It also asks that Congress stop the Renewable ...

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Renewable Fuel Standard affects investment in ethanol

A hope-filled ag workforce has had one prayer answered with rain. Now, many wait optimistically to see commodity prices rise. With grain price predictions looking grim, one ethanol industry leader reminds folks of the phenomenal influence the fuel has had on the economy of the state and the impact that changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard will have in the ...

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EPA proposes more ethanol in U.S. fuel supply, but less than biofuel industry wants

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday proposed increases in the use of renewable fuels — a mandate that is crucial to Minnesota’s corn-to-ethanol industry. The long-awaited, much debated Renewable Fuels Standard, known as RFS, would rise in 2016 to 17.4 billion gallons of renewable fuels, compared with 15.9 billion gallons in 2014. This year’s level would be ...

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How Ethanol could corrode summer fun

Memorial Day weekend is the cultural beginning to summertime and boating season. Many are thinking of spending time lakeside, and road trips are finally taking shape. But even with the great news that increased U.S. oil and natural gas production will have summer gasoline prices lower than previous years, ethanol, and more specifically, the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), could mean ...

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Why Jay Leno wants to burn the Renewable Fuel Standard

The topic of the Renewable Fuel Standard has instigated many groups to come forward and call an end or drastic overhaul to the piece of legislation. Apparently those who are opposed to the latter have a celebrity on board with them. Jay Leno recently wrote a column in Autoweek about his disdain for ethanol-blended fuel and directly blamed the Renewable ...

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Is it time to scrap the American Renewable Fuel Standard?

On Wednesday, representatives of the American Petroleum Institute, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) and anti-hunger group ActionAid USA held a joint press conference to call on Congress for a repeal or a drastic reform of corn ethanol mandates under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). “A chorus of concerned groups — from consumer groups to environmental groups to anti-hunger groups and ...

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Branstad-backed effort will promote renewable fuels

DES MOINES, Iowa — Gov. Terry Branstad has announced a coalition aimed at convincing presidential candidates visiting Iowa to support the use of renewable fuels like ethanol. The Republican governor said Thursday the multimillion-dollar effort will educate Iowa voters and 2016 presidential hopefuls about the Renewable Fuel Standard. The 2007 federal law requires oil companies to blend renewables into gasoline ...

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U.S. court rejects challenge to 2013 renewable fuel standard

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By Ayesha Rascoe WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday threw out an oil industry challenge to the Obama administration’s 2013 biofuel mandate, ruling that the government has “wide latitude” to decide whether to modify renewable fuel use targets, and by how much. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejected arguments from refiners ...

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