Thursday, January 14, 2016

Ethanol dispute heats up with lawsuit

The dispute between those who want more, and those who want less, corn distilled into ethanol is heating up in the United States.

Those who want to make more ethanol have filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency, claiming it has no right to reduce the legislated goal for ethanol by two billion gallons.

On the other side, the National Chicken Council said the new goal the EPA approved in November is too high, mainly because it’s higher than the original EPA proposal.

Seven associations joined to file the lawsuit. They are the Biotechnology Innovation Organization, Americans for Clean Energy, American Coalition for Ethanol, Growth Energy, National Corn Growers Association, National Sorghum Producers and the Renewable Fuels Association.