Reps. Say Fuel Bill Would Limit Consumers' Legal Options

Law360, Washington (April 19, 2012, 1:54 PM EDT) -- Legislators on Thursday challenged a bill that aims to promote renewable fuel growth by providing legal protections to fuel retailers, saying the immunity would remove consumers' ability to seek redress after fuel pollution injuries.

The House Energy & Commerce Committee's subcommittee on environment and the economy held the hearing Thursday to discuss H.R. 4345, the Domestic Fuels Protection Act of 2012, which provides litigation protections for fuel retailers who are following the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's standards for renewable fuels.

The EPA recently waived a ban...
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