Rep. Floats Bipartisan Ethanol Reform Bill

Law360, Los Angeles (May 10, 2013, 9:02 PM EDT) -- U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., on Friday introduced bipartisan legislation that would reform the federal ethanol mandate, highlighting the harmful impacts of a federal ethanol production requirement on farmers, consumers and sportsmen.

The bill would repeal the mandate on corn ethanol production and prevent the federal government from increasing the requirement on the amount of ethanol blended into gasoline. The current ethanol blended fuel requirement is 10 percent, but the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has signaled its intent to increase the requirement to 15 percent, according...
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