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May 12, 2014
May 12, 2014

How ‘Big Corn’ lost the ethanol battle to Philadelphia refiners

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, May 12 (Reuters) – Six months ago the
U.S. oil industry scored a surprise win against farm groups when
the Obama administration proposed slashing the amount of ethanol
refiners must blend into gasoline, a move that could save them
billions of dollars.

Stunned by the reversal, producers of the corn-based biofuel
and their supporters are now fighting back ahead of a June
deadline for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to make a
final decision on the cut.

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      "Jeff Mason covers the White House for Reuters. He was the lead correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and has been posted in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain, traveling with all three candidates. Jeff has also been posted in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry and Brussels, Belgium, where he covered climate change and the European Union. He has appeared on MSNBC, CNN, BBC, and NPR. Jeff is a graduate of Northwestern University and a former Fulbright scholar."
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