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The biggest stories in rural America in 2014

posted on December 24, 2014 at 3:02 PM

The biggest stories in rural America in 2014
2014 was full of big stories impacting rural America. Politics, protests and policymaking played out across the country, including discussions aimed at cutting the amount of ethanol in renewable fuel mandates. Full Story

EPA delays decision on ethanol in gas

posted on November 21, 2014 at 11:30 AM

The Obama administration said Friday it is delaying a decision on whether to reduce the amount of ethanol in the nation's fuel supply. Full Story

Ethanol Supporters Attend Hearing in the Heartland

posted on January 24, 2014 at 5:57 PM

Ethanol Supporters Attend Hearing in the Heartland
The Obama administration sent shockwaves through the Corn Belt late last year when it proposed cutting the federal mandate to blend ethanol into U.S. gasoline supplies. The plan has drawn sharp criticism from biofuels supporters who claim the... Full Story

2013 in Review

posted on December 27, 2013 at 5:04 PM

2013 in Review
2013 began in a similar fashion as the year it followed: as lawmakers dealt with a severe case of “electile dysfunction” in Washington. Full Story

Feinstein - Coburn Want Corn Out Of RFS

posted on December 20, 2013 at 5:43 PM

Feinstein - Coburn Want Corn Out Of RFS
Sen. Feinstein and Sen. Coburn want corn to be eliminated from the Renewable Fuel Standard. Sen. Baucus wants all clean energy tax credits to be reduced from 42 to 2. Warren Buffett's MidAmerican Energy purchases nearly $1 billion in wind turbines. Full Story

EPA Holds Hearing on Cutting Renewable Fuel Standard

posted on December 6, 2013 at 5:59 PM

EPA Holds Hearing on Cutting Renewable Fuel Standard
The Environmental Protection Agency held a hearing this week on a proposal to reduce the amount of ethanol to be blended into U.S. gasoline. Full Story

Iowa Defends Renewable Fuel Standard

posted on November 22, 2013 at 6:44 PM

Iowa Defends Renewable Fuel Standard
The Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, proposed reducing the amount of renewable fuels blended into America’s gasoline and diesel supplies next year by nearly 3 billion gallons. Full Story

Renewable Fuels Advocates Respond to Associated Press Reports Criticizing Ethanol

posted on November 15, 2013 at 6:52 PM

Renewable Fuels Advocates Respond to Associated Press Reports Criticizing Ethanol
Washington responded to soaring gasoline prices by including a Renewable Fuels Standard, or RFS, in the 2005 Energy Bill. The RFS established an ethanol production mandate requiring 4 billion gallons of the renewable fuel be blended with gasoline... Full Story

Ethanol Supporters Mark Anniversary

posted on March 15, 2013 at 4:57 PM

Ethanol Supporters Mark Anniversary
Ethanol enthusiasts celebrated this week. But the reason for the milestone was not welcomed by all. The American Coalition for Ethanol held what it called a birthday party in Washington, D.C., complete with a cake. Full Story

Renewable Fuels Supporters Unveil 2013 Goals

posted on February 1, 2013 at 6:12 PM

Renewable Fuels Supporters Unveil 2013 Goals
U.S. agriculture is still reeling from the worst drought in half a century. While farmers produced the 8th largest corn crop in history, the 2012 harvest was still well below expectations. Full Story

EPA Says No to RFS Waiver

posted on November 16, 2012 at 5:06 PM

EPA Says No to RFS Waiver
The Environmental Protection Agency denied a multi-state request for a waiver on the Renewable Fuels Standard. Full Story

Goodlatte-Costa Legislation Reduces Ethanol Mandate

posted on October 6, 2011 at 5:21 PM

Goodlatte-Costa Legislation Reduces Ethanol Mandate
The current Renewable Fuels Standard, or RFS requires U.S. motorists to power their cars with 36 billion gallons of alternative fuels by 2022. Ethanol from corn would comprise nearly a third of the total with the rest being covered by biodiesel,... Full Story

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