Tag: Thune

Thune introduces bill to push EPA to approve advanced biofuel pathway applications

Thune introduces bill to push EPA to approve advanced biofuel pathway applications

June 18, 2020 |

In Washington, Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) introduced legislation to approve certain advanced biofuel registrations that have languished before the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) despite the fuels being successfully used in at least one state. EPA would also be required to render a decision within 90 days on any registration application that has been pending for at […]

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US House working up compromise bill on ethanol blender credit

US House working up compromise bill on ethanol blender credit

September 28, 2011 |

In Washington, the House of Representatives is working on a compromise deal that would partly rescue the ethanol blenders credit that the Senate had voted to eliminate in June. The Fencepost reports U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Colo.’s spokeswoman Rachel Boxer said the congressman hasn’t seen the details of the new proposal, “but is optimistic that […]

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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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