“It is none of California’s business how farmers in Nebraska choose to grow their corn.”
Seven Midwestern states are joining ethanol and petroleum producers in opposing enforcement of California’s low-carbon fuel standard.
Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning (R) filed a brief March 12 in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals against California’s request to continue enforcing its regulation. It was co-signed by the attorneys general of Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, North Dakota and South Dakota.
In a sharply worded filing, Bruning — who is running for Nebraska’s open Senate seat — called California’s fuel standard “egregious” and “outrageous.” He said it would jeopardize the sale of billions of dollars of Midwestern ethanol…