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Baltimore biodiesel fraud cases draws congressional interest

A federal investigation of fraud in the renewable fuels industry in Baltimore and Texas has drawn congressional interest, with Republican leaders of a House panel expressing concern that the Environmental Protection Agency's handling of the cases could cause significant problems for the nation's motor fuels markets.

Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and the energy and power subcommittee chairman, Rep. Ed Whitfield, R-Ky., wrote the EPA's director of transportation and air quality earlier this month requesting a briefing on the investigation and questioning the agency's enforcement action against energy...