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Seven of 10 Richest Members of Congress Are Democrats

"However, the EPA stacked the decks against petitioners, establishing a burden of proof that was virtually impossible to meet," according to Mario Lewis, a senior fellow in energy and environmental policy at the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

In an article on National Review Online, Lewis explained that the EPA in essence required the petitioners to show that the biofuel requirement was entirely responsible for the harm and not merely a contributing factor, and that waiving the requirement would "remedy" the hardship facing livestock producers.

"These criteria are ridiculous," Lewis declared.