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 ...

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