Senators Ask EPA To Change Ethanol Mandate

Law360, New York (May 5, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Haunted by fears of a food crisis, two dozen Republican senators asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday to waive or change rules that would require a fivefold increase in ethanol production by 2022. Two leading Democratic senators, separately, took a similar stance.

Presidential nominee Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and 23 of his Senate colleagues sent a letter to the EPA urging it to modify the requirement, saying it was contributing to sharp increases in food prices.

Congress recently passed a law that mandated an...
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