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Renewable fuels group sees no big change to blending rules under TrumpThe Renewable Fuels Association said on Tuesday it does not expect a procedural delay to the implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency's Renewable Fuels Standard to lead to any significant change to the rule itself. President Donald Trump's administration froze new regulation immediately after his swearing in last week, leading to the delayed implementation of 30 EPA rules that were finalized in the last several weeks of Barack Obama's presidency, including new blending standards for fuels. "The deadline by which obligated parties must demonstrate compliance with the 2017 RVO is unaffected by this action, and we do not expect this postponement to result in any substantive changes to the contents of 2017 RVO rule itself," Renewable Fuels Association President Bob Dinneen said, referring to the acronym for renewable volumes obligations.
Manziel deletes Twitter account after advice to Trump
DALLAS (AP) ? Johnny Manziel deleted his Twitter account after the Heisman Trophy winner sent expletive-laden messages telling President Donald Trump to ignore comments about him on the social media site.
China energy firm expands in crisis-hit Brazil
China's State Grid signed a deal Tuesday to buy a majority stake in Brazil's electricity giant CPFL for $4.5 billion, offering a boost to a Latin American giant struggling with recession. The purchase of a 54.64 percent stake in CPFL for 14.19 billion reals expands the Chinese company's presence in Brazil, a huge emerging market with some 200 million inhabitants. Analysts say Chinese firms have been ramping up investments in Brazil, where local firms are selling off assets to help the weather the crisis.
Special toilet at U. Mich. takes aim at urine-to-fertilizerANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) ? The University of Michigan has installed a special toilet and urinal in a campus engineering building that take aim at converting human urine into agricultural fertilizers.
Storm dumps snow, rain on U.S. Northeast; search on for Georgia toddler
The storm, known as a nor'easter, dumped from 6 to 8 inches (15 to 20 cm) of snow on New York's Catskills as well as mountains in Pennsylvania and New England, along with a heavy mix of freezing rain and sleet, said Brian Hurley, a National Weather Service meteorologist. Wind gusts of more than 60 miles per hour (97 km per hour) also were recorded all along the East Coast, Hurley said.
The Latest: Spicer cites 'studies' to back Trump voter claim
The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 2 p.m. A spokesman says President Donald Trump's belief that there were millions of illegal votes cast in the November election is based on "studies ...
Cyberconscripts: Baltic draftees can choose IT over infantry
LILLE, France (AP) ? The tiny Baltic nation of Estonia is experimenting with the idea of cyberconscription, a move that gives draftees with tech skills the chance to work shoring up their military's electronic infrastructure, an Estonian defense official said Tuesday.
Trump signs order to move controversial oil pipelines forward
By Steve Holland and Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump signed two executive orders on Tuesday to move forward with construction of the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines, rolling back key Obama administration environmental actions in favor of expanding energy infrastructure. While oil producers in Canada and North Dakota are expected to benefit from a quicker route for crude oil to U.S. Gulf Coast refiners, a revival of the projects would mark a bitter defeat for Native American tribes and climate activists, who vowed to fight the decisions through legal action.