EPA Asked To Set Aside Corn Ethanol Rule In Wake Of Drought

Law360, New York (August 1, 2012, 6:42 PM EDT) -- Members of the U.S. House of Representatives signed a letter Wednesday asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to lower the amount of corn ethanol required in fuel, in light of a Midwest drought that has severely damaged corn production.

The 135 lawmakers are asking EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to adjust the amount of corn ethanol called for under the agency’s Renewable Fuels Standard to lighten the burden on farmers struggling to beat the drought.

The letter notes that Jackson has the authority under the Clean Air...
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