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Koch lobbyist to senators: Don’t reform biofuel mandates. Repeal them.

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Philip Ellender, the president of Koch’s government affairs arm, is lobbying the Senate against a plan to reform the nation’s renewable fuel mandates in favor of repealing it altogether.
An American Petroleum Institute advertisement on the renewable fuel standard features a family of boaters complaining to Congress.

Oil industry and biofuel boosters scrap over mandates (video)

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The fight over the nation’s renewable fuels policy is heating up again, as federal regulators mull where to set final biofuel quotas for 2014, and organizations on both sides of the issue pressure Congress to take up the topic.
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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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Oil industry poll: Motorists wary of filling up with E15

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The oil industry’s campaign against an eight-year-old renewable fuel mandate is paying off, according to a new poll that shows American motorists are concerned corn-based biofuels could hurt their cars.
Sugarcane is harvested in Brazil for BP's Tropical ethanol plant, part of BP's biofuels expansion in the South American country. (Marc Morrison/BP)

AAA says selling E15 is irresponsible

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The biofuel industry and federal government haven’t done enough to warn motorists about the dangers of pumping higher ethanol blends of gasoline into older cars and trucks, the head of the American Automobile Association told Congress on Tuesday.
A gas station attendant pumps gas, in Portland, Ore.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Report: E15 causes some cars’ fuel systems to fail

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Automobile manufacturers and the oil industry on Tuesday released the results of laboratory tests showing that gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol caused auto parts to fail. But ethanol backers swiftly criticized the study.
A field of dried corn plants is seen near Percival, Iowa. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

Analysis: Long-term renewable fuel waiver needed to bring down corn prices

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Five state governors have asked federal regulators to relax the renewable fuel standards, but according to a new analysis, the short-term relief they are seeking won’t sufficiently lower corn demand and prices amid a drought that has devastated crops in the Midwest.
The new label mandated by the EPA is designed to make it clear to car owners which pumps are using 15% ethanol.

Report casts doubt on E15 use in cars & trucks

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Automakers and the oil industry released a report today that casts doubt on the safety of gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol and shows that at least some engines running the fuel suffered damage during recent testing.
(Photo: Drew from Zhrodague/Flickr)

API, Republicans assail EPA for permitting E15

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Critics said the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision was too hasty and that the agency did not sufficiently study the effects the higher ethanol fuel blend would have on cars, leaf blowers and chain saws. EPA officials insist their move was backed by science.