U.S. Democratic lawmakers urge Biden not to reduce biofuel mandates

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By Stephanie Kelly and Jarrett Renshaw NEW YORK (Reuters) – A group of U.S. Democratic lawmakers called on President Joe Biden to halt a plan to slash the amount of biofuels that oil refiners must blend into their fuel, according to a letter dated Monday. The move, which the lawmakers argue threatens Biden’s pledge to protect the U.S. farm economy, follows a Reuters report last week that Biden’s administration is considering big cuts to the nation’s biofuel blending requirements. While no official announcement has been made, news of the plan sparked uproar among farming and biofuel advocates, …

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