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RFS Proposal Threatens U.S. Energy Independence, Farm Economy

RFS Proposal Threatens U.S. Energy Independence, Farm Economy
The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to reduce the amount of renewable fuels that must be blended into the nation’s gasoline supply strikes a blow to conventional ethanol production and dampens the prospects for further development of advanced biofuels, Farm Bureau said in comments recently submitted to the agency.

Renewable fuels have been a tremendous success story for the nation as a whole—reducing the country’s dependence on foreign crude oil, decreasing air pollution, increasing farm incomes and providing good paying jobs in rural America.

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