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Ethanol Executive Disappointed With EPA 2014 Volume Proposal

Ethanol Executive Disappointed With EPA 2014 Volume Proposal

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency released its proposed 2014 renewable volume obligations for the renewable fuel standard, which if finalized would cut ethanol use below levels called for in the law.  EPA is asking refiners in 2014 to blend 15.2 billion gallons of renewable fuel into gasoline. That is about 16 percent less than what Congress called for in the 2007 renewable fuels law. American Coalition for Ethanol Executive Vice President Brian Jennings says if the proposal stands, they make take it to court.

He says this proposal if it stands will be costly for consumers.

Jennings says EPA is on thin ice for the legal rational they used in making their decision to lower the volume requirements.

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Americans are really angry with Washington

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Americans are angry with the handling of issues ranging from healthcare reform to the rise of Islamic State militants.

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Rail Plan Approved

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The state Rail Board approved the new South Dakota rail plan at their meeting this week.

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Siren Project Nixed

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Bidding for the emergency siren project in the lake area of Yankton closed yesterday, but at their meeting yesterday afternoon, Commission members agreed not to go ahead with the project and to reject any received bids.

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Minnesota Farm Bureau Members Lobbying Congress

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Minnesota Farm Bureau members are in Washington D.C. this week making hill visits. Cass County Farm Bureau President Miles Kuschel,…