Lawmakers Urge Ethanol Reduction

Law360, New York (July 3, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The EPA has yet to respond to a letter that 51 House Republicans sent last week urging the agency to adjust the Renewable Fuel Standard as domestic food prices soar.

“We will be reviewing the letter and respond appropriately,” EPA spokesman Jonathan Shradar said in an e-mail message Thursday.

The lawmakers, led by Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), sent the letter to EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson on June 27, citing “recent weather disasters” as a compelling reason to reduce the amount of corn used for ethanol.

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