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Senators, EPA Resolve Dispute Over Land Use GHG Emissions

1:25 PM MDT | September 28, 2009 | Rebecca Coons

Three Senators from Corn Belt states have dropped legislation that sought to prevent EPA from implementing indirect land use regulations after receiving assurances from EPA director Lisa Jackson that the uncertainty associated with measuring related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions would be considered in future regulatory decisions. Critics say indirect land use emissions are needed to penalize U.S. biofuel producers for the environmental impact associated with international deforestation that may occur to replace U.S. corn earmarked for biofuel production instead...

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