Senators Try To Add Ethanol Amendment To Farm Bill

Law360 (November 6, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Several senators offered an amendment to the U.S. Farm Bill on Tuesday that would require 15 billion gallons of ethanol to be blended into American gasoline supplies by 2015, echoing a similar “renewable fuel standard” included in an energy bill passed by the Senate in June.

The plan was backed by Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.), Tim Johnson (D-S.D.), Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) and Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), who all come from big corn-producing states.

The amendment would require 36 billion gallons of ethanol use by 2021, with 21...
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