Tuesday, March 20, 2012

"7 states fight California rule over ethanol carbon scores" USA TODAY



"The California rule considers Midwestern ethanol to have a larger carbon footprint. The judge said the rule unconstitutionally interferes with interstate commerce. California officials are appealing the decision.
The rule hinges on the concept of indirect land use change, Thorne said.

The idea is that if farmers in the U.S. sell their grain for ethanol, farmers in other parts of the world must grow more corn for the food supply, pumping more carbon into the atmosphere, he said"

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