NEWS
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Thu May 23, 2013 05:17 PM CDT

STREATOR, Ill. (DTN) -- In response to questions posed by the House Energy and Commerce Committee about the Renewable Fuel Standard, the Renewable Fuels Association --an ethanol trade association -- responded Thursday by saying the issue of greenhouse gas emissions should be viewed in the "broader context" of using fossil fuels.

The House committee, chaired by Congressman Fred Upton, R-Mich., will conduct hearings this summer to examine the RFS, a law mandating blending of renewable fuel into petroleum-based fuels. No date has been set for the hearings.

Ahead of the hearings the committee is publishing five white papers and seeking ...

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