Bending the Rules
Cybercast News reports the Environmental Protection Agency will allow ethanol refineries to emit 150 percent more emissions than they currently do. Supporters say the old rules were discriminatory and restricted production.
But clean air advocates say the move will hurt air quality in the rural areas where most of the plants are located.
Meanwhile, Cybercast News also reports EPA records indicate 73 of the nation's 119 working ethanol refineries have been cited for environmental violations during the last three years.