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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 3:07:58 PM

Bloomberg is reporting that finally the EPA may be considering cuts to the ethanol mandate of the RFS for 2014. According to the report, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is considering scaling back requirements on the use of ethanol in 2014 because of complaints from refiners that mandates would exceed their ability to blend it into fuels without putting engines at risk.

A proposal from EPA would cut the requirement to 15.21 billion gallons for renewable fuels in 2014 instead of the 18.15 billion gallons established by a 2007 law, according to Bloomberg. EPA would call for the use of 13 billion gallons of conventional corn-based ethanol and 2.21 billion gallons of advanced biofuels such as biodiesel, down from 13.8 billion...

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benjy
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2014 9:19:24 AM

good.
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KCNY
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 7:25:29 AM

About time they cut it
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JOHNJOEYJOE
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2013 8:12:45 AM

No question. Cut it already.
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dfp609
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2013 6:58:19 AM

Wait until the corn industry lobbyists get into action. Let's see if the cuts actually materialize then.
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gasmask78
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2013 8:25:40 AM

Omnomnom
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rcsteve23
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2013 8:41:34 AM

ok
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JMW1942
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2013 6:27:58 AM

agree
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optionstrader
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2013 1:03:55 PM

Do it. Do it now.
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rickfro
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2013 7:22:47 PM

Good. It's too expensive to make.
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mdr46
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2013 3:48:52 PM

Should help improve fuel economy and lower food prices some. Do it.
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chrisisawesome1
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2013 1:46:59 AM

Lower food prices
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dfp609
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2013 9:29:11 AM

I will believe it when I see it!
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ameridream
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 7:00:42 PM

maybe corn price would go down, then I could feed the deer again.
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dongo50
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2013 12:19:10 AM

i wish
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Janet336
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2013 11:04:34 PM

They need to get rid of ethanol all together...it is just a ploy for the damn corporations to have somewhere to pedal their corn!!
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fred1225
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2013 11:23:54 PM

It would be nice to see the percentage of ethanol in gas reduced. That would help mileage and engines both.
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gas_phil
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2013 1:30:00 AM

yesterday, today and tomorrow - ethanol is old news and bad news!
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cryptonite
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2013 1:17:06 AM

We need just one blend nationwide and end this B.S. and we could also eliminate the EPA all together too...
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sydb7
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2013 4:50:30 PM

It is time for this!
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Costello
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2013 2:41:11 PM

Love how truly uninformed people KEEP spouting off!!!
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tomok
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2013 12:47:58 PM

EPA may cut ethanol mandate! Excellent News!!! NO Fuel from Food, No Ethanol – Ban the stuff, No Ethanol Mandate is needed or wanted! No Damage to engines not built for this bad fuel.
E0 - 'It's A Good Thing!'
Where's the corn lobby, hiding in a dark corner and afraid?
Is there finally some Common Sense from the EPA?
Another 4 day article, it will have a thick layer of moss all over it by Monday!
My vehicle that has manual door locks, hand operated roll up windows and wing windows in both front doors. It's Good to Go!
Drive 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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dan30thz28
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2013 10:57:47 AM

They should cut ethanol.
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2013 10:31:49 AM

45 votes for "May"?!
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OriginalBudman
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2013 10:21:19 AM

It's about time, this is long overdue.
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ssnvet
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2013 10:12:51 AM

Well, smart, they eat corn as well as the rest of us.
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nascar9
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2013 10:09:35 AM

The ethanol lobbyists are scrambling now.
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bart_reed
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2013 10:08:15 AM

Very little will happen.
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WILDCAT112
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2013 10:04:25 AM

Well do not stay up all night over this !
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cucamongacurtis
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2013 10:03:52 AM

Good. It is a waste of money.
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2013 10:02:07 AM

Ok
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OldMan322
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2013 10:01:00 AM

Is it time for a new article
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ladyvoodoo
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2013 10:00:28 AM

Old news but good news!
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marion1739
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2013 9:56:36 AM

Old
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X5driver13
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2013 9:56:36 AM

Old article
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techque
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2013 9:55:48 AM

how is it that this fascist nonessential government department is still open ?!?
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GorillaMN
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2013 9:55:37 AM

ELIMINATE BOTH WASTEFUL THINGS ETHANOL AND THE EPA
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2013 9:55:24 AM

Corn for food, not fuel.
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2013 9:55:19 AM

Old...
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LuthierKS
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2013 9:55:01 AM

It would be a lot more efficient to cut the EPA.
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Discovery02
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2013 9:54:40 AM

Changing conditions require changing regulations so it's good they're looking at this... once Congress allows them to go back to work that is.
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2013 9:54:25 AM

What's the catch?
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ttfn5tigger
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2013 9:52:16 AM

extremely old news
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MarAzul
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2013 9:52:00 AM

Another old news.
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jay93LA
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2013 9:51:25 AM

stop ethanol
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2013 9:50:58 AM

more old news
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2013 9:50:52 AM

old news.
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cdanielwyke
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2013 9:50:32 AM

No more ethanol. No more harmful fuel for our engines. No more food for fuel!
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2013 9:50:19 AM

Don't Cut - ELIMINATE!
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TxMtb
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2013 9:50:03 AM

Just get rid of it.
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2013 9:49:57 AM

No they won't
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