Tag: Klobuchar

Senators get reply from EPA, but not the one they were hoping for

Senators get reply from EPA, but not the one they were hoping for

July 14, 2018 |

In Washington, D.C., Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and 11 other senators finally got a reply from the Environmental Protection Agency in response to a letter they sent the EPA about the RFS back in April, but not the one they hoped for. The EPA reply said it granted 19 waivers in […]

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Grassley and Klobuchar lead 23 senators in letter urging Trump to maintain point of obligation

Grassley and Klobuchar lead 23 senators in letter urging Trump to maintain point of obligation

March 20, 2017 |

In Washington, Sen. Chuck Grassley and Sen. Amy Klobuchar has led 23 senators in a bipartisan letter urging President Trump to maintain the point of obligation under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and reject proposed changes that would upend the current successful system. “We believe such changes are unwarranted and indefensible,” the senators wrote to […]

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Senator Amy Klobuchar: Keynote Address at the DOE Bioenergy 2015 conference

Senator Amy Klobuchar: Keynote Address at the DOE Bioenergy 2015 conference

June 24, 2015 |

I want to spend a moment looking at the badness in our energy policy, with a look back in history. Our first bad moment was after 9/11, we were united and the President could have said “we need a policy to reduce our reliance on these energies and the relationships and conditions that they have […]

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Sens. Klobuchar and Grassley want FTC to look at anti-competitive oil practices

Sens. Klobuchar and Grassley want FTC to look at anti-competitive oil practices

July 10, 2014 |

In Washington, U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) said that a new report on anti-competitive practices by oil companies to block biofuels underscores the need for action to protect consumers. The report from the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) found that unbranded or independent stations are roughly four to six times more likely […]

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) releases column defending the RFS

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) releases column defending the RFS

January 6, 2014 |

In Minnesota, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) wrote a column defending the Renewable Fuels Standard, whose rollbacks are estimated to cost Minnesota $600 million in lost economic activity. The senior Senator asserted that the program is working in her state and across the nation, with E85 sales alone doubling in Minnesota in 2013. Klobuchar indicated that […]

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US Air Force and alcohol-based jet fuels? Senator Klobuchar wants to know

US Air Force and alcohol-based jet fuels? Senator Klobuchar wants to know

April 20, 2012 |

In Washington, Minnesota Senator Klobuchar has written a letter to Air Force Secretary Michael Donley to investigate the possibility of using alcohol sourced bio-jet fuel in all USAF aviation assets. Northland’s NewsCenter quotes the Senator as stating, “We’d like to see them have renewable fuels as part of their mix, so that we are less […]

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Klobuchar, Franken to keynote ABO annual meet

Klobuchar, Franken to keynote ABO annual meet

October 17, 2011 |

In Minnesota, the 2011 Algae Biomass Summit, the official conference of the Algal Biomass Organization (ABO) and the algae industry’s premier event, announced U.S. Senators Al Franken (D-MN) and Amy Klobuchar  (D-MN) as keynote speakers. Senator Franken will help kickoff the conference on Tuesday, October 25th as he makes the case for the importance of […]

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Klobuchar: Public loses $400M this month if ethanol compromise is not enacted

Klobuchar: Public loses $400M this month if ethanol compromise is not enacted

July 28, 2011 |

In Washington, a Senate compromise reached by Dianne Feinstein of California, Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, and John Thune, of South Dakota, that would end the ethanol tax credit immediately, generate deficit reduction and deploying $688 million in savings to blender pumps and small producer incentives, may not make it into tax law. Under the Constitution, […]

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The reality we are living in now: Biofuels and the new DC

The reality we are living in now: Biofuels and the new DC

July 8, 2011 |

In a two-part series, we look at the new DC in a $14 trillion debt environment: what’s up with loan guarantees, tax policy, the Renewable Fuel Standard, and the Defense Production Act. In part I today, we look at the latest on loan guarantees and at the Klobuchar-Thune-Feinstein compromise on ethanol tax policy. Monday, we […]

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Ethanol War: The Coburn Amendment (redux) and Thune-Klobuchar duke it out on the Senate floor

Ethanol War: The Coburn Amendment (redux) and Thune-Klobuchar duke it out on the Senate floor

June 16, 2011 |

In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association is tipping that the United States Senate will schedule another vote on the Coburn Amendment, to immediately repeal the ethanol tax credit (VEETC), and at the same time have a vote on the Ethanol Reform and Deficit Reduction Act  offered by Senators John Thune (R-SD) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN). Under […]

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