LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS
Land Conversion May Be Overstated
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Mon Jun 23, 2014 01:32 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Claims by a recent Environmental Working Group study that cutting the Renewable Fuels Standard would reduce carbon dioxide emissions are being challenged by a group of scientists and economists who say the analysis may have overstated the amount of grasslands and wetlands converted to corn crops for ethanol.

At the end of May, the EWG released a report, "Ethanol's Broken Promise: Using Less Corn Ethanol Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions." EPA is expected to release RFS volume requirements this summer that reduce the overall mandate for blending biofuels below the volumes currently mandated by law. EWG argues that ...

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