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Democrats push Washington low carbon fuel bill out of committee

Democrats push Washington low carbon fuel bill out of committee

February 27, 2019 |

In Washington state, Democrats on the state’s House Appropriations Committee voted succeeded in moving the proposed low carbon fuels bill to the full House debate in a 19-14 line party committee vote. Opponents claim the proposed legislation that would reduce carbon intensity by 10% below 2017 levels by 2028 would increase fuel prices as a […]

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Congressmen introduce bill to reallocate waived RIN gallons

Congressmen introduce bill to reallocate waived RIN gallons

September 10, 2018 |

In Washington, Iowa Congressman David Young and Minnesota Congressman Collin Peterson introduced the Restoring Our Commitment to Renewable Fuels Act which will reallocate waived renewable fuel obligations and require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to disclose refineries who receive “hardship” waivers. Over the past two years, 2.25 billion gallons have been destroyed due to the […]

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Congressmen introduce bill to label “harmful” E15 pumps

Congressmen introduce bill to label “harmful” E15 pumps

May 17, 2018 |

In Washington, Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) and Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21), members of the Congressional Boating Caucus, introduced the Consumer Protection and Fuel Transparency Act of 2018 on May 16. The bipartisan legislation would more clearly label “harmful and corrosive” E15 ethanol blended gasoline at pumps across the country, which would better protect engines in […]

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Freshman Florida congressman pushing bill to eliminate the EPA

Freshman Florida congressman pushing bill to eliminate the EPA

January 31, 2017 |

In Washington, a freshman congressman from Florida is looking for co-sponsors to a bill that would completely eliminate the Environmental Protection Agency effective December 31, 2018, claiming that the costs of environmental compliance are too much of a burden on small businesses. Instead he wants environmental regulation to be decentralized to the states. When he […]

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California’s biodiesel industry pushing to support governor’s $250 million bill

California’s biodiesel industry pushing to support governor’s $250 million bill

May 11, 2016 |

In California, the state’s biodiesel alliance and local biofuel industry are supporting the governor’s proposed $250 million budget allotment for supporting low carbon fuels produced within the state. The funding would come from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund. Currently, 80% of the biodiesel consumed within the state is imported, which biodiesel proponents say exports jobs […]

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Queensland’s parliament approves biofuel blending from 2017

Queensland’s parliament approves biofuel blending from 2017

December 2, 2015 |

In Australia, Queensland’s parliament has passed a bill mandating 3% ethanol blending and 0.5% biodiesel blending from Jan. 1, 2017. The start date is six months later than originally planned to give the oil industry time to adapt to the blending requirements. Ethanol blending will then rise to 4% in 2018, according to the bill. […]

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Bill mandating 2% ethanol blending in Queensland sent to parliament

Bill mandating 2% ethanol blending in Queensland sent to parliament

September 15, 2015 |

In Australia, a bill for 2% ethanol blending in Queensland from July 2016 has been submitted to Parliament. Expectations are the bill could be based as soon as the end of this year. The legislation was written in such a way that it opens up for higher blending further down the line. Currently voluntary blending […]

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Louisiana Senator introduces bill to repeal the RFS

Louisiana Senator introduces bill to repeal the RFS

June 17, 2015 |

In Washington, Sen. Bill Cassidy (R. La.) has introduced a bill that would completely repeal the RFS. He uses the food vs fuel argument and higher prices at the pump due to ethanol as his main arguments for the bill. American Energy Alliance, American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers, American Sportfishing Association, Milk Producers Council and […]

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Nebraska governor signs bill to help convert vehicles to alternative fuels

Nebraska governor signs bill to help convert vehicles to alternative fuels

June 2, 2015 |

In Nebraska, the governor has signed into law the Nebraska Clean-Burning Motor Fuel Development Act that sets aside $500,000 for alternative fuel vehicles, reimbursing car owners up to $4,500 for converting a vehicle to liquefied natural gas (LNG) or compressed natural gas (CNG), propane autogas, hydrogen fuel cells, or gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol or […]

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Chicago’s E15 bill resuscitated from certain death

Chicago’s E15 bill resuscitated from certain death

May 21, 2015 |

In Illinois, the controversial bill that would apply E15 to about 100 gas stations across Chicago is still alive after a move earlier this week in the city council that saved it from being wiped off the slate as happens with all old legislation from a previous session. The bill’s main proponent who co-signed the […]

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