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Senators Fight New Fuel Standards That Hurt Ethanol

Mon, 27 Jan 2014 16:57:54 CST

Illinois' U-S Senators are urging the federal Environmental Protection Agency not to change rules mandating the use of ethanol and other biofuels. In a letter to the agency, Democrat Dick Durbin and Republican Mark Kirk said the E-P-A does not have authority to make its proposed changes. The E-P-A wants to use fewer biofuels than levels being pushed by Congress. About 30 other Senators also signed the letter. Durbin says he wants the E-P-A to leave the Renewable Fuel Standard mandates alone, and that Illinois' economy has a lot at risk.
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Until tomorrow the U-S E-P-A will take comments on the proposed Renewable Fuel Standard rules. Those wanting to comment can do so at Regulations-dot-gov.

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