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Four GOPers To Lead RFS Reform

August 1, 2013

Four GOPers To Lead RFS Reform

As the House Energy and Commerce Committee reviews the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for the first time in five years, Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) has tasked four Republican panel members to take the lead on RFS reform.

Durbin, Welch Ask Federal Reserve to Revisit Debit Fee Levels

July 29, 2013

Durbin, Welch Ask Federal Reserve to Revisit Debit Fee Levels

Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) have asked the Federal Reserve Board to revisit the fee levels set in the debit fee rules standard established after passage of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform legislation.

States Continue to Propose Tax Changes to Fund Infrastructure

June 17, 2013

States Continue to Propose Tax Changes to Fund Infrastructure

The number of states considering tax changes to fund infrastructure continues to grow. In Illinois, the Transportation for Illinois Coalition is pushing legislation to replace the current 19-cents-a-gallon motor fuel tax with a 9.5 percent wholesale tax.

Legislation Seeks to Protect Retailers from E-15 Misfueling Liability

March 25, 2013

Legislation Seeks to Protect Retailers from E-15 Misfueling Liability

Fuel retailers who abide by the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) E-15 labeling rules would be protected from liability claims by consumers who misfuel their vehicles under a new bill introduced last week by Rep. John Shimkus (R-Ill.)

Chicago Planning Agency Calls for Congestion Pricing

October 22, 2012

Chicago Planning Agency Calls for Congestion Pricing

CMAP called on Illinois transportation policymakers to incorporate congestion pricing into six major tollway projects.

Illinois and 7-Eleven Create EV Charging Network

April 9, 2012

Illinois and 7-Eleven Create EV Charging Network

Illinois partnership to create the nation's largest network of fast-charging electric vehicle stations.

NATSO, Fuel Retailers Voice Support for Domestic Fuels Act

April 2, 2012

NATSO, Fuel Retailers Voice Support for Domestic Fuels Act

NATSO joined a group of petroleum retailers last week in expressing support for Domestic Fuels Act of 2012.