Bill Would Add Gas-Based Ethanol To Renewable Fuel Program

Law360, New York (May 15, 2013, 1:36 PM EDT) -- U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday again set their sights on the controversial federal renewable fuel standards program, introducing a bipartisan bill that would allow natural-gas based ethanol to compete with corn-based ethanol under the standard, which they claim will combat rising food and feedstock prices.

It's the latest in a series of congressional bills that would either scrap or drastically alter the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Renewable Fuel Standard program, known as RFS2. Under the program, fuel producers were required to blend 7.5 billion gallons of renewable...
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