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US: EPA sued over biofuels
Source : upi.com
The National Wildlife Federation announced it was suing the EPA for failing to protect grasslands from farmers wanting to plant biofuel stocks. The NWF said it blamed the Environmental Protection Agency for failing to enforce laws that would protect sensitive ecosystems, adding some farmers are being encouraged to replace grasslands with corn to be used in the production of biofuels. "We think that trying to take the last 5% of our native grasslands, which are the most endangered ecosystem in the United States, it's like burning the Mona Lisa for firewood", said Julie Sibbing, director of agriculture at the NWF, in a statement.
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3 May 2011 |
United States & Canada
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