Volume 84 Issue 21 | pp. 29-31
Issue Date: May 22, 2006

Push For Biofuels Seen In Farm Bill

Members of a key Senate panel plan to include greater incentives for biofuels projects in farm policy overhaul
Department: Government & Policy | Collection: Sustainability
News Channels: Environmental SCENE

With volatility in the global oil market recently pushing gasoline prices over $3.00 per gal in some areas of the U.S., Capitol Hill lawmakers are eyeing next year's farm bill as the vehicle to provide the financial support that could help biofuels such as ethanol and biodiesel become commercially viable alternatives to conventional gasoline.

"Interest in biofuels has exploded in this country with good reason," Senate Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry Committee Chairman Saxby Chambliss . . .

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