Feinstein, Coburn offer bill to end corn ethanol mandate

12/23/2013
US Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) introduced a bill that would eliminate the corn ethanol mandate within the federal Renewable Fuel Standard, which requires annual increases in the amount of renewable fuel blended into gasoline refined and consumed in the US. "Under the corn ethanol mandate in the RFS, roughly 44% of US corn is diverted from food to fuel, pushing up the cost of food and animal feed and damaging the environment," Feinstein said. "Oil companies are also unable to blend more corn ethanol into gasoline without causing problems for automobiles, boats, and other vehicles. "I strongly support requiring a shift to low-carbon advance...
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