Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) introduced a bill called the Biodiesel Promotion and Quality Assurance Act of 2007 back in June. As should be pretty obvious from the title, the bill looks to make biodiesel more available and better quality. So far, the bill hasn't gotten very far, but now House of Representatives is starting up a biodiesel debate.
Just in time, the National Biodiesel Board is happy to support bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Representatives Baron Hill (D-Ind.,) John Shimkus (R-Ill.), Nydia Velazquez (D-N.Y.), Kenny Hulshof (R-Mo.), Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D-S.D.), and Sam Graves (R-Mo.), that would "create a stable domestic market for biodiesel" (read the NBB's PDF).

The law would set a minimum annual biodiesel usage requirement of 450 million gallons next year all the way up to 1.25 billion gallons in 2012.

[Source: National Biodiesel Board]



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