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Loose Change: Klobuchar tries to navigate tricky RFS politics

April 15, 2019
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), who is part of a huge field of Democratic presidential contenders, is attempting to navigate the tricky politics of the renewable fuel standard (RFS), by supporting biofuel interests in her native Midwest while trying not to antagonize environmentalists who are increasingly opposed to corn ethanol. The Des Moines Register offers up this take at biofuel politics, underscoring that the RFS scrambles traditional partisan allegiances for Democrats as well as Republicans, who have been intractably divided...


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