By Chris Prentice NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government's proposal for biofuels use will hit consumers at the pump, according a study prepared for an oil group, just months after regulators refuted similar claims and as pressure mounts ahead of a deadline to finalize the plan. The targeted volumes of ethanol use for 2015 and 2016 are impossible to achieve and will cause "severe economic harm," said National Economic Research Associates (NERA) in a study commissioned by the American Petroleum Institute on the potential costs of the Environmental Protection Agency proposal due to be finalized by November 30. The study echoes a 2012 report from the same consultancy examining the impacts of the controversial Renewable Fuel Standard program and comes just months after EPA dealt a blow to the oil lobby by saying the program does not increase consumer costs or net costs to refiners. EPA in late May disappointed both the corn and oil industries with targets for biofuels use through 2016. Producers of corn-based ethanol criticized the proposal for falling short of a 2007 law and oil companies said the volumes pushed into the "blend wall" - the saturation point at which biofuels cannot be blended into the fuel stream without major infrastructure change. Lobbying pressure is mounting ahead of a November deadline after years of delays that both industries have criticized for causing uncertainty. For a link to the full study, click here: http://bit.ly/1KZRU3b (Reporting by Chris Prentice; Editing by Diane Craft)
- Business Insider
Ex-official who investigated Hillary Clinton's emails said the documents recovered by the FBI at Trump's Mar-a-Lago were particularly 'stunning' and 'egregious'
"Whether this investigation transforms into an outright criminal prosecution remains to be seen," David Laufman said on CNN.
Trump sent cryptic message to Merrick Garland before warrant was unsealed: 'The country is on fire. What can I do to reduce the heat?'
Donald Trump reached out to Attorney General Merrick Garland before the warrant to search Mar-a-Lago was unsealed, The New York Times reported.
Trump attempts to use Truth Social post to make legal request for DOJ to give Mar-a-Lago raid documents back
Trump seemed to attempt to give his social-media network legal force, writing "By copy of this TRUTH," alongside a request for documents back.
- Yahoo Entertainment
Kristin Chenoweth's naughty answer stuns Steve Harvey on 'Family Feud': 'I'm a good Christian girl, forgive me'
Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth was out raising money for her charity on "Celebrity Family Feud," Sunday night.
Trump's initially 'upbeat' mood about the FBI's Mar-a-Lago raid turned dark when GOP support began to wane, report says
Sources told The Washington Post that Trump initially believed that the FBI raid would benefit him as it would look like the DOJ had overreached.
Mary Trump speculates that Jared Kushner could be the 'Mar-a-Lago mole' after reports say an informant close to Trump guided FBI agents to the documents
Sources told The Wall Street Journal and Newsweek that someone told the FBI about the documents at Mar-a-Lago and where they were stored.
Ex-White House chief of staff said Trump stashed records at Mar-a-Lago because 'he didn't believe in the classification system'
Trump has denied any wrongdoing by keeping White House records at his Mar-a-Lago resort, saying, "Everyone ends up having to bring home their work."
Trump goes on Truth Social rampage, sharing over a dozen posts, including from accounts with QAnon references
Accounts Donald Trump reposted included references to QAnon, the Pepe the Frog hate symbol, and debunked conspiracy theories about the FBI.
The former president also slammed the FBI as "corrupt" for confiscating the material. Some of it was marked as classified and top secret, according to a warrant.
Trump's lawyer signed a statement months ago saying all classified documents had been turned over, report says. The FBI found more during its raid on Mar-a-Lago.
The FBI recovered 11 boxes of classified materials from Mar-a-Lago, but the NYT reported Trump's lawyer said in June all of them had been returned.
- The Daily Beast
via TwitterA Pennsylvania man who allegedly plowed his blue Honda Accord into a crowd of mourners late Saturday, killing one and injuring 17 others, before murdering his own mother, allegedly told cops he did so because he was tired of fighting with his mom over money.State troopers said that at about 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Adrian Oswaldo Sura Reyes, 24, drove into a group of about 75 people who were attending a daylong community benefit in Nescopeck to raise funds in the wake of a horrific house f
Former GOP advisor says Trump has to be charged or Garland must resign after Mar-a-Lago raid: 'There's no going back now'
"This can only end in one of two ways: he's got to be indicted or Merrick Garland has to resign," conservative commentator Scott Jennings said.
Rand Paul calls for repeal of Espionage Act amid DOJ investigation into Trump taking classified documents to Mar-a-Lago
The DOJ is investigating if Donald Trump broke the Espionage Act. But Rand Paul, a GOP senator, wants it repealed, he said Saturday.
Former US intel officer says Mar-a-Lago is 'nightmarish environment' for secret documents and that they needed to be taken back
Mar-a-Lago was a constant worry for intelligence officials and an obvious target for foreign spies, experts have said, following the FBI's raid.
A group that wants to eliminate nuclear weapons says the FBI's seizure of documents at Mar-a-Lago highlights vulnerabilities in global security: 'We really have no idea what was going on inside Trump's head'
On Monday, federal agents found 11 sets of classified documents after searching former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence.
Rep. Adam Schiff said the seizure of Rep. Scott Perry's phone suggests the Justice Department thinks Trump team's alternate electors plot was a crime
Perry, an ally of former President Donald Trump, is a key figure in the DOJ investigation into the efforts to overturn the 2020 election.
- Country Living
Singer Shania Twain stunned fans when she returned to her home country of Canada to close out the Boots & Hearts Music Festival in a youthful mini dress.
Trump frantically packed up documents to take with him in the last days of his presidency after finally accepting he was leaving the White House, report says
"It was a chaotic exit," a source told NBC News of Trump's White House departure, adding aides filled up boxes to be sent to Mar-a-Lago.
- Chicago Tribune
Eight brides in one family have worn a Marshall Field’s wedding gown purchased in 1950: ‘it’s a lucky dress’
CHICAGO -- When Serena Stoneberg walked down the aisle of a North Side church this month, her wedding continued a family tradition that spanned seven previous brides across three generations and multiple Chicago neighborhoods and suburbs. Stoneberg became the eighth bride to say her vows in the satin gown that was previously worn by her grandmother, great aunt, aunt and cousins on their ...
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