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Sen. John Thune, the Republican who ousted Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle in 2004, says it's time for all gas pumps to offer E20 blends.

The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality met with South Dakota business and agriculture leaders Tuesday. In such a corn-friendly state (it's the home of the Corn Palace), ethanol was a major topic, even for a congressman from Virginia. Rep. Rick Boucher, a Democrat from the Old Dominion, said he liked a proposal to increase the standard fuel blend from 10 percent ethanol to 30 percent. He explains such a move would help commercialize non-corn-based ethanol. Boucher (s