February 11, 2006
The news Tribune (tacoma) on biodiesel
Everyone seems to have a diffent lead on the issue. Here is Tacoma News Tribune. They have not come out in favor or against as a paper. I guess they are waiting to see where the wind blows. The latest attack on the legislation is an ammendment that would require all biodiesel blended under the RFS to be made from locally grown crops. While I certainly hope that washington farmers are competitive with others, this will put a MAJOR implementation deadlock on the use of biodiesel. Farmers, simply by not growing the crop, can effectively veto the legislation and hold us hostage until we meet their price or terms. This ammendment would also probably violate various interstate commerce clauses of federal legislation and result in the whole program being canned. Call your legislators and oppose the ammendment.
Posted by Martin at February 11, 2006 8:55 PM
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