New legislation from a bipartisan group of 15 farm-state senators to pave the way for summer sales of higher ethanol blends carries not only the endorsement of biofuel groups but also the principal organization for the oil and gas industry.
A mix of oil, biofuel and retail interests are asking Congress to advance legislation to allow year-round sales of E15, bringing a coalition together that offers new life for a long-running renewable fuels industry priority.
Two major players in the energy space are in talks with a key Capitol Hill Republican on legislation that would allow sales of higher ethanol blends to continue unimpeded by current summer fuel volatility restrictions.
The Food and Drug Administration is facing a change in leadership with major implications for animal agriculture: Steven Solomon is retiring at the end of the year as director of the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine.
Environmental groups are pushing the California Air Resources Board to limit the usage of crop-based biofuels as it considers how to update, and perhaps accelerate, the goals of the state’s successful Low Carbon Fuel Standards program.
Groups representing renewable fuel production are encouraging California regulators to consider the role liquid transportation fuels — and biofuels in particular — can play in carbon-reduction efforts in the state.
The Environmental Protection Agency has finalized blending requirements under the nation’s biofuel mandate and is calling for higher usage of renewable fuels this year as consumers face skyrocketing gas prices at the pump.