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RFS Comments Due

Public comments on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule to cut the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) are due on January 28. 

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Last year EPA proposed cutting the RFS by lowering the requirements for renewable fuels blended in gasoline for 2014 from 18.15 billion gallons specified in the 2007 RFS legislatin to 15.21 billion gallons.  The proposal also cuts the corn ethanol requirements form 14.4 billion gallons to just over 13.0 billion gallons which is lower than the 13.8 billion gallons requirement for the year.

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