South Dakota Law Review

Articles from Vol. 53, No. 3, Fall

A Call to Farms: Diversify the Fuel Supply
All the world is waiting for a substitute to gasoline. When that is gone, there will be no more gasoline, and long before that time, the price of gasoline will have risen to a point where it will be too expensive to burn as a motor fuel. The day is...
Alternative Energy Policy in a Season of Political Acrimony: A Survey of the Montana 2007 Legislature's Approach to Biofuels Legislation
I. INTRODUCTION Described by one commentator as "an unmitigated disaster at reaching compromise on the session's biggest issues," (1) and "one of the most bitterly partisan sessions in recent history," (2) Montana's 60th Legislative Session seemed...
Ethanol Policy: Past, Present, and Future
I. INTRODUCTION Corn ethanol is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States, with production growing from about 175 million gallons in the early 1980s to almost 6.5 billion gallons in 2007. (1) This remarkable growth rate has benefited...
Legal Issues Involving Ethanol Production in South Dakota
INTRODUCTION Ethanol is a clear, odorless liquid fermented from the sugars bound up in plants. Ethanol is derived from the energy of the sun captured by plant life. Every form of plant life contains carbohydrates and starches that break down...
The Environmental Protection Agency's "Major Emitting Facility" Definition and Its Effect on Ethanol Facilities: A Review of the Amended Rule and Its Potential Pitfalls and Successes in South Dakota
Fuel ethanol is seen by many as an environmentally-friendly solution to decreasing America's dependence on foreign oil. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is tasked with implementing federal permitting requirements for the construction of fuel...
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