The Environmental Protection Agency was correct to reject the petition for a temporary waiver of the Renewable Fuel Standard, according to the editorial board of the Omaha World-Herald in Nebraska. The ethanol industry creates jobs in rural communities and helps mitigate the impact of the drought by producing nutrient-rich animal feeds that can be added to grasses, hay or silage, the editorial notes. "Both Nebraska and Iowa have benefited in numerous ways from the ethanol industry. The EPA's decision was a welcome one in corn-ethanol country," it adds.

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