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N.H. ethanol bill DOA as legislature adjourns

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CONCORD, N.H. (July 7, 2014) — Legislation to prohibit the sale of gasoline that contains more than 10 percent ethanol died when the New Hampshire legislature adjourned for the year.

According to the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), the bill was approved by the state’s House of Representatives but stalled in the Senate when the legislation was sent out for study.

Under a House committee amendment, the bill would have only taken effect if any two additional New England states adopted similar legislation limiting the amount of corn-based ethanol in gasoline to 10 percent, SEMA’s Washington, D.C., staff reported.

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Titan International and the United Steelworkers union have petitioned the U.S. International Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Commerce seeking relief from OTR tire imports from China, India and Sri Lanka. What’s your opinion?

I wholeheartedly support their action – something needs to be done.
46%
(36 votes)
I think it’s a bad idea that could inevitably tie the hands of domestic tire makers.
13%
(10 votes)
I oppose any duties against tire importers—they only raise costs for distributors and make it harder to obtain inventory.
24%
(19 votes)
I’m kind of on the fence and not sure what’s right, but need more information before deciding.
14%
(11 votes)
I don’t really care whether or not relief is granted.
3%
(2 votes)
Total votes: 78