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Feds’ plan to boost biofuel targets draws fire from all sides

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In trying to balance the competing interests of oil companies and biofuel producers, the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed renewable fuel quotas for 2014, 2015 and 2016 have pleased almost no one.
(Screengrab from Fuel America campaign advertisement "EPA's Choice, via Youtube)

Biofuel boosters to EPA: Get aggressive on renewable fuel targets

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Biofuel boosters are casting the Obama administration’s decision on renewable fuel quotas as a stark choice between American innovation and oil industry profits.
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EPA to set overdue biofuel quotas in deal with oil industry groups

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The EPA will finalize biofuel quotas for 2014, 2015 and 2016 later this year, in an agreement settling an oil industry lawsuit.
Corn is unloaded from trucks into the grain elevator at the Mid Missouri Energy ethanol plant in Malta Bend, Missouri. (Patrick Fallon/Bloomberg)

Advanced biofuel group breaks with traditional allies on federal mandates

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The makers of advanced biofuels created with algae, animal fat and non-edible plant materials on Wednesday broke with traditional corn-based ethanol producers to call for sweeping changes to the nation’s biofuels mandates.
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Broad coalition takes aim at renewable fuel mandate

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The measure sponsored by Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., would preserve requirements for advanced cellulosic ethanol made from wood, grasses and other inedible plant material.
(AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Congress renews tax breaks for wind, biofuel

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The move means taxpayers can claim the cuts and credits on their 2014 tax returns, but there is no guarantee they will be back in 2015.
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EPA sends biofuel mandates to White House

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The White House is now reviewing the Environmental Protection Agency’s planned quotas for renewable fuels, a major milestone in the long path to setting this year’s biofuel mandates.
A handful of corn is shown before it is processed at the Tall Corn Ethanol plant in Coon Rapids, Iowa. (AP file photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Feds slash ethanol mandate for gasoline in nod to oil industry

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The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday proposed cutting the amount of renewable fuels that petroleum producers would be required to blend into gasoline and diesel next year, the first time the agency has lowered its annual target.
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AAA asks feds to slash renewable fuel requirements

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It’s time for the federal government to “put motorists first” by lowering renewable fuel requirements that could cause gas prices to climb, the automotive club AAA said Monday.
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Industry warns of gasoline spike in formal plea against ethanol mandate

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Failing to drop the renewable fuel quotas could cause gasoline prices to spike and result in “severe economic harm” for the United States, said the American Petroleum Institute and the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers, in their first-ever formal request for a waiver of the eight-year-old mandate.