US Senate Republicans aim to reform EPA cellulosic biofuel rule

02/18/2013
Three US Senate Republicans introduced legislation to force the US Environmental Protection Agency to base annual cellulosic biofuel quotas on actual available production instead of projected estimates. S 251, which Sens. Mike Crapo (Idaho), Jeff Flake (Ariz.), and David Vitter (La.) offered on Feb. 7, followed a similar measure that House Energy and Commerce Committee members Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) and Jim Matheson (D-Utah) introduced on Feb. 6. Crapo said that current law and annual EPA estimates require US refiners to blend millions of gallons of cellulosic biofuel into US fuel supplies, even if it's not being produced. Only 1,024 gal of product that could have been used to meet the ce...
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