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Obscure issue aims for traction in presidential contest

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If you thought estoppel was hard to get people interested in, try the Renewable Fuel Standard. Generally, it’s a 10-year-old mandate by Congress aimed at getting more ethanol, an alternative fuel made from corn, into gasoline to reduce emissions for cleaner air. Smarter Fuel Future, a group that opposes the standard, had a table at this weekend’s Sunshine Summit in Orlando, trying to gain attention to the issue. The group says it’s an “unfortunate case of good intentions gone bad”…

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Today on Context Florida: Florida’s Great Bear Hunt, fixing balance billing and the Renewable Fuel Standard

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Today on Context Florida: LBJ declared the War on Poverty; the GOP waged a War on Women; the state of Florida has never ceased its War on Nature. And on the latest front, says Diane Roberts – Bears! As of Monday, Florida’s got 300 fewer bears taking advantage of human hospitality, drinking our liquor, stealing our women and also our leftover pizza. The Great Bear Hunt was, according to the nice people at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (Motto:…

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Jeb Bush navigates Iowa’s corn ma(i)ze

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Jeb Bush‘s presidential pre-campaign may hit a snag in the languid corn fields of Iowa owing to his past support of alternative biofuels, according to John Ward of Yahoo! News. While he bent some during a stump speech in Des Moines, he was somewhat less than all ears when it came to the issue of subsidizing corn for energy purposes. That may cede some valuable ground in the caucus state to challengers like Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, writes Ward: One challenge in…

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