Tag: energy

Renewable Fuel Standard: Stealing food to make unnecessary ethanol

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The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)—also known as the ethanol mandate—was passed by Congress in 2005 and expanded in 2007. Regardless of market conditions, it required ever-increasing quantities of biofuel be blended into the nation’s gasoline supply—though the Environmental Protection Agency…

CO Supreme Court: No to anti-fossil fuel extremists – Yes to fracking!

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On May 2 the Colorado Supreme Court’s unanimous decision declared Fort Collins and Longmont’s limits on fracking are “invalid and unenforceable” because state law trumps the local ordinances —a victory for oil-and-gas companies and a “disappointment” to anti-fossil-fuel activists. Several states,…