Bill Would Up Domestic Ethanol By Easing Cellulosic Mandate

Law360, New York (May 17, 2013, 4:14 PM EDT) -- A pair of U.S. senators on Thursday became the latest lawmakers to push for reforms to the federal renewable fuels standard program, introducing a bill aimed at allowing more domestic ethanol to be blended into the fuel supply by removing incentives for foreign ethanol imports.

The Foreign Fuels Reduction Act would force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reduce the total volume of renewable fuels and advanced biofuels required under the federal standard when the agency cuts cellulosic biofuel requirements, opening the door for nonfood-based domestic...
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