More waiver requests are expected this year or in 2012 on the corn-ethanol requirement under the Renewable Fuel Standard, but Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson "has sent strong signals that EPA is not interested in initiating a waiver action" by itself, according to Geoff Cooper, vice president of research and analysis for the Renewable Fuels Association. Meanwhile, efforts to reclassify corn ethanol as an advanced ethanol under RFS2 could be "dangerous" because it could be used by some lawmakers to weaken the legislation or limit it to non-corn-based biofuels, Cooper said.

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