Monthly Archives: June 2009

EPA Gathers Input on RFS

The EPA today held a public hearing on the RFS2 Rule and will be holding a Workshop on Lifecycle Greenhouse Gas Analysis for the Proposed Revisions to the National Renewable Fuels Standard Program tomorrow. These fora are intended to solicit feedback from stakeholders in the rulemaking and provide information on how the EPA developed its lifecycle model. BIO submitted testimony to the EPA asking that the agency maintain flexibility in the rule to reconsider the Read More >

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Patenting Genes: NPR Talks IP with BIO

Today, June 4, 2009 at 1:00 PM ET DC’s WAMU Radio Station (88.5 FM) or at  http://wamu.org/programs/kn/09/06/04.php#26424 The genetic material in our cells make us who we are. But since 1982, the U.S. Patent Office has issued tens of thousands of patents to private companies for gene-related products. The biotechnology industry says these patents are necessary to spur innovation. Opponents say they actually stifle science. We examine the intersection of cutting-edge genetic research and intellectual Read More >

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