SciTechBlog   « Back to Blog Main
April 24, 2009

Biofuel loses fight with California pollution regulators

Posted: 10:00 AM ET

The biofuel industry has lost its battle against California regulators over rules aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions from various fuels, including corn-based ethanol.


The California Air Resources Board (CARB) late Thursday approved the controversial Low Carbon Fuel Standard, which would force fuel producers to lower their “carbon intensity” of their products by 10 percent by 2020.

“They have made a huge mistake in demonizing first generation biofuels,” said Brooke Coleman of the New Fuels Alliance, a biofuel lobbying group. Coleman called the new rules a “biased regulation that drives investment away from all biofuels.”

Carbon intensity is what fueled the controversy. It’s a rating system meant to classify each fuel by how much greenhouse gases they produce for every unit of energy that they create.

CARB Chairman Mary Nichols touted the board’s decision, predicting that the new rules will reduce air pollution, create new jobs and “continue California’s leadership in the fight against global warming.”

Makers of ethanol said the rating system unfairly ties their U.S.-made corn-based fuel to mass deforestation – not in the United States – but in developing nations. Ethanol critics say the entire biofuel industry should bear global responsibility for clearing of trees to make farmland to grow crops that will be used to make the fuel.

The rules have taken on a pretty high profile since they were proposed. Several U.S. states are considering similar measures and even the European Union watching with interest.

In the months that the debate has been raging, people have been voicing a lot of strong opinions about this issue. So, what do you think about the ruling? Fire away!

In other news, CNN's iReport wants to know what you think of iPhone apps. How do you use them? What's your favorite? Tell us about your iPhone app experience!

Filed under: climate change • Energy • environment • Ethanol • Fuel • Uncategorized

Share this on:
Dvnjcibia   December 13th, 2020 4:26 pm ET

il viagra in uk viagra pill gereneric viagra

bitcoin to paypal   December 15th, 2020 7:49 pm ET

Transfer from bitcoin to paypal very fast and low cost.

Fhsncibia   December 16th, 2020 4:33 am ET

viagra over night delivery buy viagra onlin viagra order

Gil Hund   December 20th, 2020 7:21 pm ET

I am impressed with this web site , rattling I am a big fan .

AqwsEdump   January 8th, 2021 10:15 pm ET

pharmacy drugstore online best drugstore bronzer pharmacies

Khthceme   January 9th, 2021 8:14 am ET

best drugstore eyebrow pencil wall drug store family pharmacy

Fgvdcibia   January 9th, 2021 1:00 pm ET

ed medications e d indian pharmacy online

Nllpcibia   January 9th, 2021 9:16 pm ET

canada pharmacy reviews canada pharmacy online india pharmacy

JlloThill   January 10th, 2021 5:40 am ET

online pharmacies best drugstore concealer online pharmacy viagra

Emmett Jaussen   January 10th, 2021 7:15 am ET

I really like your writing style, wonderful information, thank you for posting :D. "Nothing sets a person so much out of the devil's reach as humility." by Johathan Edwards.

FwsxEdump   January 10th, 2021 8:15 pm ET

ed meds online people's pharmacy us online pharmacy

JtmfEdump   January 11th, 2021 5:23 pm ET

pharmacy express ed medication pharmacy cheap

Modesto Holderman   January 12th, 2021 12:31 am ET

Wow, fantastic blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? you made blogging look easy. The overall look of your site is fantastic, let alone the content!

LokuEdump   January 13th, 2021 12:19 am ET

24 hour pharmacy best canadian online pharmacy treatment for erectile dysfunction

Fgnhcibia   January 13th, 2021 5:20 pm ET

buy viagra online overnight buying viagra in australia with paypal viagra generic vs brand name generic viagra india viagra overnight cheap viagra for women viagra super active online viagra by mail viagra testosterone generic viagra what is the cost of viagra in south africa generic viagra with daposetine 100 ml viagra for sale viagra for sale pay pal viagra cheap fast delivery

Nlbxcibia   January 14th, 2021 1:11 am ET

genric viagra on line natural food substitute to viagra viagra cialis and viagra mix viagra 100 uk viagra for sal viagra with out prescription in rite aid viagra special offers viagra at tesco online viagra jelly sachet viagra with overnight us delivery viagra natural para hombres 50 mg viagra buy viagra no prescription by cipro viagra online purchase

Klioceme   January 14th, 2021 3:09 am ET

buy viagra phentermine online pharmacy how much viagra is safe to take viagra no prescription where i can purchase viagra viagra paypal female viagra pills australia viagra for sale philippines to buy viagra online were to buy viagra in edmonton trusted ed medical viagra viagra aus mastercard viagra from canada supplier viagra purchase viagra 800mg buy cheap viagra

JvcxThill   January 15th, 2021 1:16 am ET

cialis viagra levitra young yahoo cheap viagra with other than visa card generic viagra testimonials whats better viagra or cialis viagra nc viagra online ordering aus getting viagra in new york belize viagra low cost viagra buy generic viagra no prescription with visa debit viagra free trial buy viagra in toronto viagra no prescriptin viagra generic australia viagra paypal

AqbvEdump   January 18th, 2021 5:24 pm ET

how i can buy viagra without prescription in chicago dapoxetine viagra legal viagra canada [url=]where to buy viagra in canada[/url] ’

Fbdhcibia   January 18th, 2021 6:00 pm ET

fastest delivery of cialis cialis black cialis black 800mg [url=]cialis tablets australia[/url] ’

Nlbxcibia   January 19th, 2021 2:04 am ET

generic cialis from canada cialis without a prescription paypal cialis free trial [url=]cialis manufactured in canada[/url] ’

Kbctceme   January 19th, 2021 3:28 am ET

buy cialis online overnight shipping cialis, 20 mg, canadian cialis super active [url=]buy cialis online[/url] ’

JvcbxThill   January 20th, 2021 12:59 am ET

cialis only cialis kamagranow cialis [url=]buy generic cialis[/url] ’

FsbxEdump   January 20th, 2021 3:31 pm ET

suppliers cialas,viagra viagra online forum tried viagra no prescription [url=]viagra toronto headquarters[/url] ’

Francisco Duka   January 21st, 2021 12:23 am ET

JbdcEdump   January 21st, 2021 10:45 am ET

best viagra deals from india viagra melbourne vic viagra austrailia buy [url=]canadian pharmacy viagra & cialis[/url] ’

LcxEdump   January 22nd, 2021 3:55 pm ET

brand viagra australia carvedilol and viagra viagra w dapoxetine overnight [url=]viagra for sale ireland[/url] ’

AhmdEdump   January 23rd, 2021 12:44 pm ET

how can i get cialis fast cialis side effects women cialis price [url=]cialis no prescrition[/url] ’

Fbgcibia   January 23rd, 2021 1:52 pm ET

cheap viagra hawaii cheapest viagra online without prescription disount viagral [url=]viagra pharmacy[/url] ’

Kbbtceme   January 23rd, 2021 8:00 pm ET

cialis generic china legit online pharmacy buy cialis united states [url=]canada drugs pharmacy online[/url] ’

Nmilcibia   January 23rd, 2021 9:41 pm ET

viagra australia viagra cheap overnight shippimg viagra prescription drug [url=]genericviagra[/url] ’

JnhThill   January 24th, 2021 1:59 pm ET

cialis dapoxetine 24 tab cheap cialis prices buy cialis black [url=]cheap cialis online[/url] ’

froleprotrem   January 24th, 2021 5:30 pm ET

Hello There. I found your blog using msn. This is an extremely well written article. I’ll make sure to bookmark it and return to read more of your useful information. Thanks for the post. I will certainly comeback.

FmfvEdump   January 25th, 2021 9:22 am ET

cialis 20mg mailorder abilene cialis for daily use low dose cialis [url=]cialis 10mg pills[/url] ’

zortilo nrel   January 25th, 2021 4:42 pm ET

It’s laborious to find knowledgeable individuals on this topic, but you sound like you understand what you’re talking about! Thanks

Clementine Stiliner   January 27th, 2021 11:50 am ET

I simply wanted to appreciate you again. I do not know what I would've made to happen in the absence of the type of creative ideas documented by you on such a topic. Completely was an absolute terrifying difficulty in my opinion, nevertheless looking at your skilled approach you solved it forced me to weep for fulfillment. I'm happy for this guidance as well as hope that you are aware of an amazing job your are accomplishing educating many others by way of a blog. I am certain you've never met all of us.

AhmdEdump   January 28th, 2021 7:06 pm ET

buy cialis 36 hour Brand Cialis cialis with dapoxetine australia overnight delivery [url=]Avapro[/url] ’

Fhnhcibia   January 28th, 2021 7:25 pm ET

cialis from canada Mestinon publix pharmacy online ordering [url=]canadian pharmacy 365[/url] ’

Michale Zarlingo   January 28th, 2021 10:10 pm ET

Kbbgceme   January 29th, 2021 1:56 am ET

viagra viagra combo Depakote cheap viagra online overnight shipping [url=]Zestoretic[/url] ’

Ngsccibia   January 29th, 2021 3:27 am ET

cheap viagra prescription online best sildenafil prices cheapest soft viagra soft on line [url=]buy online viagra tablet[/url] ’

JnscThill   January 29th, 2021 8:30 pm ET

viagra usa pharmacy viagra purchase viagra voucher [url=]really really cheap viagra[/url] ’

FmnfEdump   January 30th, 2021 4:29 pm ET

super cialis best price comparison of 10 mg cialis price order cialis india [url=]cialis dosage recommended[/url] ’

Sierra Crotwell   February 1st, 2021 4:50 am ET

This is a very interesting article. Please, share more like this!

35000-Visitors For-Free   February 1st, 2021 1:30 pm ET

Get Our Passive Income System – Step 1: Get our ready made niche websites, Step 2: Setup your Paypal account. Step 3: Run our Unlimited Traffic System from 850 sources of traffic (Approximately 35000 views a day guaranteed). Then just wait and earn your income 100 on autopilot. More info:

froleprotrem   February 2nd, 2021 4:32 pm ET

There is visibly a bundle to know about this. I think you made some nice points in features also.

JbbvEdump   February 4th, 2021 12:42 pm ET

canadadrugs best online pharmacy stores vardenafil

Dean Sarff   February 6th, 2021 9:53 am ET

Want to get the best traffic software and best SEO tools on the market, that turn your advertising campaigns on auto pilot and make you passive income? Visit our website for more info.

Nncscibia   February 6th, 2021 10:21 am ET

viagra throught paypall getting viagra in new york viagra paypal checkout

Aqcfcrinoagog   February 6th, 2021 6:37 pm ET

cialis with dapoxetine sale cialis generic no prescription cialis doesn\'t work?

FqhhEdump   February 6th, 2021 9:34 pm ET

best online pharmacy stores walmart online pharmacy pharmacies online

Kbcxceme   February 6th, 2021 10:48 pm ET

canadian drug store canada pharmacies prescription drugs canada online pharmacies

KuikFLOUG   February 8th, 2021 2:16 am ET

coupons on viagra paypal for viagra fastest delivery of mail order viagra

LbsxEdump   February 8th, 2021 1:04 pm ET

drugs online online viagra, no prescription best online pharmacy

JbnbThill   February 9th, 2021 3:07 am ET

diuretics prescription cost canadian pharmacy no prescription

Europa-Road nemzetközi áruszállítás   February 9th, 2021 5:13 am ET

After study a few of the blog posts on your website now, and I truly like your way of blogging. I bookmarked it to my bookmark website list and will be checking back soon. Pls check out my web site as well and let me know what you think.

AhkdEdump   February 9th, 2021 10:56 pm ET

internet pharmacy online prescription drugs canadian pharmacies online

Fvfccibia   February 11th, 2021 12:59 am ET

viagra canada viagra no prescription next day delivery generic viagra with daposetine

brujos gratis por whatsapp   February 11th, 2021 2:16 am ET

great points altogether, you simply gained a brand new reader. What would you recommend in regards to your post that you made some days ago? Any positive?

JbbnEdump   February 11th, 2021 1:22 pm ET

buy cialis in taiwan pastillas cialis efectos cialis commercialisation

Abcfcrinoagog   February 13th, 2021 2:52 pm ET

viagra off patent date viagra no presription oder viagra

Kvaxceme   February 13th, 2021 6:03 pm ET

cash advance in norman oklahoma payday loans with no fees or credit checks payday loans in wisconsin rapids wi

Nbnhcibia   February 13th, 2021 11:44 pm ET

buy cheap generic viagra viagra 50mg price in india

FqbbEdump   February 14th, 2021 4:49 am ET

instant cash loans india payday loans phelan ca payday loan minden la

LabxEdump   February 16th, 2021 8:05 am ET

can cialis give you a headache what is the difference between daily cialis and regular cialis heart failure

JbnvThill   February 16th, 2021 3:59 pm ET

how do you loan money to a family member mn cash advance loan small cash loans pensioners

KbbfFLOUG   February 17th, 2021 1:40 am ET

viagra for sale canada overnight delivery of viagra in the usa

AhbzEdump   February 18th, 2021 2:47 am ET

quick cash loans no hassle real cash loan sites ez money payday loans lewiston idaho

SocialMedia Services2021   February 19th, 2021 6:25 pm ET

Best Marketing Services – Cheapest on Market. SMM Supreme is the Top 5 Best Social Media Website in the World. Best Quality-Price Ratio on the market with 714,928 orders until now. – Facebook Fan Page Likes for $4.50/1000 – Instagram Followers for $0.78/1000 – Youtube Views: $1.62/1000 – Twitter followers: $2.10/1000 – Paypal Deposit – Bitcoin Deposit – Fast order processing – 1 Hour Delivery Our Website:

buy hydroxychloroquine online   February 22nd, 2021 12:03 am ET

hydroxychloroquine sulfate 200 [url=]coronavirus treatment news[/url] long term effects of plaquenil

buy chloroquine online   February 22nd, 2021 2:54 am ET

heart rate watch walmart [url=]hydroxychloroquine[/url] clorquine

Leave Your Comment


CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.

subscribe RSS Icon
About this blog

Are you a gadgethead? Do you spend hours a day online? Or are you just curious about how technology impacts your life? In this digital age, it's increasingly important to be fluent, or at least familiar, with the big tech trends. From gadgets to Google, smartphones to social media, this blog will help keep you informed.

subscribe RSS Icon
Powered by VIP