Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., last week introduced legislation that would allow states to disregard the corn-ethanol requirements in the Renewable Fuels Standard. Matt Hartwig, a spokesman for the Renewable Fuels Association, gave Inhofe's proposal little chance of advancing, calling it a "gratuitous effort" to prevent people from getting access to ethanol. "All the senator's efforts would do is raise the price of gasoline and force America to use more imported oil," Hartwig added.

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