"Big Oil Sues Over Ethanol Mandate"

"WASHINGTON -- The oil industry Tuesday filed a lawsuit with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia challenging the government’s estimate of how much ethanol must be blended into the U.S. fuel supply this year."

"The American Petroleum Institute, which represents 500 oil and natural gas companies, called the estimate 'bad public policy,' and said it was further evidence that the Renewable Fuel Standard, a law that requires refiners to buy alternative fuels made from corn, soybeans and other products to reduce the country’s dependence on foreign energy, is outdated and needs to be repealed.

'The 2013 mandates are an example of why EPA can’t be relied upon to implement the RFS effectively and in the interest of consumers,' said Harry Ng, API vice president and general counsel. 'Ultimately, Congress must fully repeal this unworkable and costly mandate.'"

Christopher Doering reports for Gannett/Sioux Falls Argus Leader October 9, 2013.

Source: Gannett, 10/10/2013