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EPA Rule To Mandate GHG Reductions In Biofuels

Law360 (May 5, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- As part of President Obama's plan to advance biofuels research and commercialization, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a new rule to increase renewable fuels and, for the first time, to require renewable energy to emit less greenhouse gas than the conventional fuels it replaces.

The EPA's proposed rule-making on the Renewable Fuels Standard, unveiled Tuesday, will take into account both indirect and direct emissions from renewable fuel production — including increased emissions from land use changes. The agency will conduct studies to analyze the...
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