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House Natural Resources Committee chairman Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Wash, leads a committee hearing in Washington. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)

Unlikely alliance: Political foes plea for more time on fracturing rule

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The decision by the two lawmakers to join forces is a sign of the deep and varied opposition to the Obama administration’s proposed hydraulic fracturing mandates.
Cellulosic ethanol is made from switchgrass and other nonfood products. (AP Photo/Noble Foundation)

EPA adds to controversial biofuel mandate

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A week after a federal appeals court rejected government mandates that refineries buy millions of gallons alternative fuel that is not commercially available, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it plans to require companies to buy even more of it this year.
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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)

Court rejects EPA biofuel mandate

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A federal appeals court in Washington today canceled a mandate from the Environmental Protection Agency that required refiners to buy a type of ethanol that isn’t available in commercial quantities.
Categories: Biofuels