NEWS
SCOTUS Setback for Ethanol
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Tue Jul 1, 2014 07:07 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Midwest corn ethanol's possible inroads into a potential 1.4-billion-gallon California market suffered its biggest defeat yet when the U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday it would not hear a case brought by the industry against the state's low-carbon fuel standard.

The legal challenge started in 2009 when ethanol interest groups Growth Energy and the Renewable Fuels Association sued to stop the implementation of California's low-carbon fuel standard. That standard has been said to violate the interstate commerce clause of the U.S. Constitution by essentially restricting Midwest ethanol from the California market.

The lawsuit alleged the state's LCFS violated ...

Quick View
  • Enlist Cotton Approved USDA has made its final decision to deregulate Dow AgroScience's Enlist cotton trait, which means...
  • Market Moves Weaning and preconditioning top the list of aggravating and expensive chores for most ranchers. C...
  • Ask The Mechanic Ask the Mechanic answers the question about how VW and German engineering was able to get by with...
  • Batten Down the Hatches Purdue economists forecast multiple years of negative or narrow margins for corn and soybean prod...
  • PNW Ag Hit by Historic Drought In addition to problems with the Northwestern wheat crop, cattle are also being adversely affecte...
  • RFS Deadline Nears With the deadline to file comments on the proposed Renewable Fuel Standard volumes to strike at m...
  • Woodbury: Farm Family Business Agendas don't always lead to immediate decisions, but can still cement your family unity.
  • Multi-Year Losses Spur Concern The recent price rally offered growers a welcome opportunity to price 2014 and 2015 crops, but it...
  • Ask the Vet The vet says my calf had Mannheimia. What is that?
Related News Stories
DTN Daily Ethanol Comments
Cellulosic Fuels Move On
Ethanol Blog
Ethanol Blog
DTN Daily Ethanol Comments
RFS Deadline Nears
DTN Daily Ethanol Comments
DTN Daily Ethanol Comments
DTN Daily Ethanol Comments
DTN Daily Ethanol Comments