Feds consider upping ethanol levels
Federal officials have until year's end to decide whether gasoline may contain more than the common 10 percent ethanol.
If that happens, ethanol supporters promise thousands of new jobs for the Minnesota economy and another step toward national energy independence.
"We are not going to kneel at the altar of big oil in this country forever," said Doug Peterson, a former state lawmaker and current Minnesota Farmers Union president.
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