Regulators this week imposed tougher standards on biofuel producers in California by requiring that they account for life-cycle emissions. The Renewable Fuels Association has begun legal action against the Low Carbon Fuel Standard, or LCFS, maintaining it is unconstitutional. "As crafted, the LCFS would virtually eliminate domestic ethanol, the only viable low-carbon alternative to gasoline, from the California marketplace in favor of imported ethanol and futuristic fuel technologies such as hydrogen and the electric car," said RFA President Bob Dinneen.

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