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Collin Peterson is Threatening the Waxman-Markey Climate Bill in a Fight over Ethanol

  • Peterson: Leave ethanol alone, or I’ll nuke Waxman-Markey
    By Tom Philpott
    Grist Magazine, May 18, 2009
    Straight to the Source

House Ag committee chair Collin Peterson (D.-Minn.) has already made it clear that he’s furious that the EPA has proposed a framework for assessing the greenhouse gas footprint of ethanol. Now he’s vowing to use his clout to crush the historic Waxman-Markey climate change bill, unless Congress passes a bill that would revoke the EPA’s proposed rules. Here is the Saturday Agriculture Online:

Friday, the ag committee chairman, Representative Collin Peterson (D-MN), told Agriculture Online that he will work to defeat any climate change legislation on the floor of the House of Representatives until his “Renewable Fuel Standard Improvement Act,” becomes law. And he has let the House leadership know how he feels.

“I’ve told them I want this passed. I want it signed by the President before I’ll support anything else,” he said Friday in a telephone interview from St. Cloud, Minnesota.

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