NEWS
Confronting Ethanol Critics
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:35 AM CST

ORLANDO, Fla. (DTN) -- If U.S. ethanol and agriculture industry officials have been holding back at all on their frustrations about restricted market access to Europe and an oil industry full-court press to scale back the Renewable Fuel Standard, they let it all loose on Tuesday. The ethanol and agriculture industries unleashed their frustration during the National Ethanol Conference here, attacking ethanol critics head-on.

For weeks leading up to the closing of a public comment period for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposal to cut the RFS, a grassroots public-relations campaign was lodged by the oil industry. That included so-called ...

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