Minnesota to become first state to raise biodiesel requirement to 10 percent for warmer months

  • Article by: STEVE KARNOWSKI , Associated Press
  • Updated: October 4, 2013 - 6:20 PM

MINNEAPOLIS — Starting next July, Minnesota will become the first state in the nation to require that most diesel fuel sold in the warm-weather months be a blend containing 10 percent biodiesel, under regulations finalized this week.

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denialoOct. 4, 13 6:33 PM

Another liberal idea that will punish the trucking industry, lose money, and drive away business.

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chiemseeOct. 4, 13 9:12 PM

Or is this just another boondoggle like the ethanol requirements, which really just benefit a bunch of corporations that own ethanol production facilities? Why pass state laws specifically favoring certain industries, instead of just requiring the desired results (cleaner air, less foreign oil dependence, whatever) and let industries compete in the marketplace to come up with the best and most cost effective ideas and products?

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