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Documentary highlighting choice at the pump available on Netflix

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“Pump,” an eye-opening documentary that explores the many benefits of consumer choice at the pump, will be available on Netflix beginning Wednesday.  

We at Colorado Corn have long been spreading the good word about biofuels, broadening consumer fuel choices and energy independence … and even to us this movie was eye-opening.

Learn more about the film at http://www.pumpthemovie.com/

EPA agrees to deadlines for release of RFS volume requirements

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The EPA said Friday it will issue its proposed Renewable Fuel Standard volume requirements for 2015 by June 1, and a final rule governing the volumes for 2014 and 2015 by Nov. 30.

The agreed-to-deadlines are part of a proposed settlement of a lawsuit filed in March by the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) over EPA delays in setting the requirements. Although not required by the consent decree, EPA said it will also finalize the standards for 2016 this year.

Both proponents and opponents of renewable fuels had expressed frustration over EPA delays in releasing required volume obligation (RVO) numbers under the RFS. The 2014 numbers, for example, still haven't been finalized four months into 2015. Under the statutory language of the RFS, RVOs are required to be announced by Nov. 30 of the preceding year.

In response to the announcement, National Corn Growers Association President Chip Bowling issued the following statement: “Congress created the Renewable Fuel Standard to help reduce our dependence on foreign oil and to provide cleaner domestic fuel choices for consumers. The EPA has provided additional clarity about their timeline for announcing the 2014 through 2016 renewable fuel requirements. We have expressed our concerns about the continued delays to the EPA, and we will be taking them at their word that they will adhere to this new deadline. NCGA will continue to work with the EPA to ensure the numbers are consistent with the statute passed by Congress and put the RFS back on track.”

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