2/17/2010

Farm-state legislators and agriculture groups had mixed responses to the Environmental Protection Agency's final ruling on the Renewable Fuel Standard. Nebraska Republican Rep. Adrian Smith said he welcomes the inclusion of ethanol and biodiesel in RFS2 but has "concerns with the international indirect land-use portion." Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., criticized the EPA for using "flawed models and an ideological slant" to count carbon emissions from land-use decisions made abroad against the interests of U.S. ethanol.

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