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Despite court ruling, EPA raises biofuel estimate

Fox News.com -- Days after a federal appeals court said the Obama administration is setting overly optimistic production quotas for the struggling biofuels industry, the government issued new standards Thursday that raise production estimates for 2013.

New standards announced by the Environmental Protection Agency require production of 14 million gallons of so-called cellulosic biofuels made from grasses and woody material. That's up from an 8.7 million-gallon requirement in 2012 -- when actual production was near zero.

An oil industry representative said the Obama administration was thumbing its nose at a ruling last week by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. The court threw out the 2012 mandate for cellulosic biofuels, saying it was based on wishful thinking rather than accurate e


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 5:54:27 AM

I'm honored, polarbear.
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polarbear2
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 11:36:24 AM

for once I agree with you Honda
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 6:01:01 AM

blissfully ignorant?

Let's cut the E-10 mandate (or higher mandates) and stop using our foods for fuel (along with killing the subsidies to Pig Oil for making and blending the E-crap into our fuel).
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tomok
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 10:27:00 PM

Despite court ruling, EPA raises biofuel estimate? No rouge EPA overruling the court system and making the rest of the country do what should NOT be done. Somebody has to stop this ethanol crap in gasoline, Sneeky certainly isn't going to do anything about it.
NO FUEL FROM FOOD!
NO *E-5, *E-10, *E-15 OR *E-100 –> ONLY 'E-0' fuel is Allowed!
Vehicle manufactures Produce and the population ‘Drives’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
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nb52
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 9:17:13 PM

Good luck with the "courts", as a solution to anything.
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dcoxdcox44
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 10:22:38 AM

we use part of our food supply to feed our gas guzzling lifestyle.
How screwed up is that?
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 12:38:13 AM

The EPA was created to protect the public but has become a monster that has turned on us. It should have no say in mandates for production.
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Bezalel
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 12:35:44 AM

Wishful thinking in this administration? Surely not!
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 12:20:09 AM

De-fund the EPA.
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 12:14:46 AM

Just what I need or My Honda Fit.
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granitestater
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 12:13:20 AM

Biofuels: Destroying rainforest since 2008...
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 12:12:43 AM

Get rid of ethanol and the EPA.
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 12:09:18 AM

old news
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 12:04:39 AM

old news
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 12:04:30 AM

Old article.
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 11:57:35 PM

When the objections come from the API i'll always just wait and see.
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 11:57:28 PM

Cellulosic bio-fuels made from grasses and woody material can not be produced yet. And still the EPA fines oil companies for not including them in gasoline. Just another example of our out of control government.
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granitestater
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 11:57:24 PM

The Obama administration. Making hay out of hope since 2008...
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 11:56:21 PM

Unbelievable. I guess they are living in an alternate universe.
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 11:55:16 PM

The eco terrorist president and his eco terrorist agenda at work again.
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 11:49:30 PM

And they continue to flog a product that never was the answer, but a quick fix that has proven to be anything but. Ethanol and this bill has caused more problems than not.

If half as much time and money was spent on developing real alternative fuel solutions, we would probably already be there an well into the implementation of it. Pity.
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 11:45:57 PM

Ok what next? Supreme court
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 11:44:50 PM

the law and constitution has no hold on this administration
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 11:44:26 PM

EPA does what it thinks it can do no matter what the court says
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 11:43:33 PM

not based off of high expectations
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 11:43:07 PM

why
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 11:42:16 PM

?
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 11:41:07 PM

If we go for other than CORN we can come up with ways to make more bio-fuels. But we put all our eggs in the CORN basket and this is what it got us. We should have invested in other forms of fuels and we will....
Natural gas will replace more mostly in fleets for now and in city uses.
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 11:41:00 PM

Thanks o!
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 11:40:59 PM

Surprised??? Obama administration does what ever it wants!! Rules are for
others not them...
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 11:39:41 PM

Who is is in control now, we need another Reagan
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 11:38:06 PM

Don't get too optimistic.
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The EPA is running out of control - they answer to no one.
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 11:35:43 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 11:34:26 PM

It's from Fox News...enough said.
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 11:34:16 PM

The Energy Policy Act of 2005 (Pub.L. 109–58) is a bill passed by the United States Congress on July 29, 2005, and signed into law by President George W. Bush on August 8, 2005, at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

GEORGE W BUSH at work ...

EPA is responsible for developing and implementing regulations to ensure that transportation fuel sold in the United States contains a minimum volume of renewable fuel. The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program regulations were developed in collaboration with refiners, renewable fuel producers, and many other stakeholders.

The RFS program was created under the Energy Policy Act of 2005.
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 11:34:09 PM


Not a fan of ethanol in any form but the cellulosic stuff is the way to go if we have to have it. Better than from corn at least. End the mandate and let ethanol live or die on its own merits.
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 11:33:05 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 11:33:02 PM

Yes sir! His Highness is above the courts. Great comment "tidalwave3"
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Get rid of the American Job Killing Environmental Protection Agency!
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 11:30:50 PM

The EPA answers to no one, they are totally out of control.
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 11:29:57 PM

His Highness is above the courts :(
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 11:28:51 PM

no more ethanol
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 11:25:06 PM

great, NOT REALLY!!
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What do you want to bet that Obama has no intention of signing off on the XL pipeline?
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 11:21:45 PM

dump ethanol
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 11:20:36 PM

No food for fuel, but does ethanol made from cellulosic waste and switchgrass receive the same levels of price supports?
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No more ethanol!
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 11:16:10 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 11:13:27 PM

These people are out of touch with reality. This is yet one more example of why we should get rid of the EPA entirely.
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