Senators Could Dethrone King Corn in Ethanol Standards
Senators are working on separate bills to aggressively reduce the amount of corn-based ethanol required under the renewable-fuel standard.
Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., and Senate Environment and Public Works Committee ranking member David Vitter, R-La., touted legislation they have been working on together to amend the mandate, which requires blenders to mix ethanol with gasoline, during a joint hearing held Wednesday by the committee and its Clean Air and Nuclear Safety Subcommittee.
Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Tom Coburn, R-Okla., have been working together for months to draft legislation that would eliminate the corn-ethanol portion of the RFS completely.
However, any legislation coming out of the Senate that seeks to lower the renewable volume obligations under the mandate will
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