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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.
(Photo: Drew from Zhrodague/Flickr)

Missouri rule on track to hike ethanol blend in gasoline

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A proposed rule allowing the sale of gasoline with a 15 percent ethanol blend has been on hold since last October when it was temporarily blocked by a Missouri legislative committee.
Categories: Biofuels, Gasoline
The red-handled gas pump signifies 100 percent gasoline at the BG Jr. gas station in Vicksburg,  Miss. (AP Photo/The Vicksburg Evening Post)

Chain plans to offer E15 at 100 gas stations

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A gas station chain plans to offer the controversial E15 gasoline blend, which includes 15 percent ethanol, at up to 100 stations, the company said this week.
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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Missouri lawmakers block rule allowing E15 gasoline

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Missouri lawmakers blocked a proposal Wednesday that could have allowed greater amounts of ethanol to be blended into the gasoline sold for most vehicles.
(Lisa Krantz/San Antonio Express-News)

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.