The Renewable Fuels Association questioned the point of a planned protest by motorcycle owners against the 15 percent ethanol blends because the fuel is not approved for motorcycle use, Ethanol Producer Magazine reports.
EPA Director of Transportation and Air Quality Christopher Grundler told a House Oversight subcommittee that the agency would finalize 2013 ethanol targets for the Renewable Fuel Standard this summer, Reuters reports.
A House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee on Wednesday delves into the Renewable Fuel Standard with testimony from vocal opponents who describe the government's ethanol mandate as "irreparably broken." But the witness lineup has the ethanol industry claiming it is being unfairly shut out.
"This is all for show and to push Big Oil's agenda," said Tom Buis, the chief executive of Growth Energy. "A policy this important deserves more than a biased, attack-based, monopoly-protecting Big Oil spotlight," added Bob Dinneen, president of the Renewable Fuels Association.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is considering a massive, five-year farm bill this week that would set policy for farm subsidies and food stamps. Here are answers to frequently asked questions about the nearly $100 billion-a-year bill:
House Oversight Energy Policy, Health Care and Entitlements Subcommittee hearing, "Up Against the Blend Wall: Examining EPA’s Role in the Renewable Fuel Standard." EPA Office of Transportation & Air Quality Director Christopher Grundler, API President Jack Gerard to testify.