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Senators introduce bill to allow use of biomass from federal land restoration areas for biofuels

Senators introduce bill to allow use of biomass from federal land restoration areas for biofuels

May 23, 2019 |

In Washington, U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley have introduced bipartisan legislation to allow the use of biomass from certain federal lands needing ecological restoration in the making of renewable fuels to promote healthier forests, more carbon sequestration, cleaner transportation fuels and strong protections for old growth forests. Current law does not allow the […]

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Five Senators demand Trump end hardship waivers for refiners

Five Senators demand Trump end hardship waivers for refiners

April 10, 2018 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that five Senators wrote a letter to President Trump calling for an end to hardship waivers for oil refiners that allow them to skirt around their ethanol blending or RIN compliance requirements until a more transparent process for their approval can be developed. They say the raft of waivers being issued […]

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Senators want Justice Department and FTC to investigate oil industry

Senators want Justice Department and FTC to investigate oil industry

August 22, 2013 |

In Washington, U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D, MN) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) called on the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate possible anticompetitive practices by oil companies that limit consumers access to homegrown renewable fuels. In a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder and FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez, Klobuchar, the Chair of […]

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Senators King and Collins introduce The Biomass Thermal Utilization Act of 2013

Senators King and Collins introduce The Biomass Thermal Utilization Act of 2013

May 30, 2013 |

In Washington, Senator Angus S. King, Jr. introduced legislation, cosponsored by Senator Susan Collins that would recognize and promote the economic and environmental benefits of biomass thermal energy. The Biomass Thermal Utilization Act of 2013, or BTU Act, would amend the federal tax code to incentivize biomass energy, as it already does for several other […]

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American Forest Foundation Applauds Leadership of Co-Sponsors Pryor, Blunt, Thompson, and Schrader

American Forest Foundation Applauds Leadership of Co-Sponsors Pryor, Blunt, Thompson, and Schrader

March 7, 2013 |

In Washington, United States Senators Mark Pryor (D-AR) and Roy Blunt (R-MO), and Representatives Glenn Thompson (R-Pa.) and Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.), have introduced the Forest Products Fairness Act of 2013. They authored the legislation so that American-made, home-grown forest products can qualify for the USDA’s BioPreferred program. β€œThe Forest Products Fairness Act of 2013 is […]

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