Massachusetts Bill Promotes Use Of Biofuels

Law360, New York (November 6, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Massachusetts' top lawmakers said Monday that they would introduce a bill requiring all diesel and home heating fuel sold in the state to contain a minimum amount of biobased alternatives.

If it becomes law, the bill would also provide a tax incentive for cellulosic ethanol, which is produced from non-food plant materials such as switch grass and is more efficient and therefore more environmentally friendly than corn-based ethanol.

The bill, to be filed by Gov. Deval Patrick, Senate President Therese Murray and House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi,...
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