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Title: In the Weeds: Idaho’s Invasive Species Laws and Biofuel Research and Development

Federal laws, policies, and programs that incentivize and mandate the development of biofuels have local effects on both Idaho’s environment and on research supporting biofuels. The passage of a new energy crop rule in Idaho, effective as of March 20, 2014, follows an increased interest in growing, possessing, and transporting energy crops comprised of invasive plant species that are regulated under Idaho’s Invasive Species Act. Idaho’s new energy crop rule is an example of how a state can take measures to protect against unintended consequences of federal laws, policies, and programs while also taking advantage of the benefits of such policies and programs.
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Journal ID: ISSN 0515-4987
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Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
The Advocate (Boise, Idaho)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: The Advocate (Boise, Idaho); Journal Volume: 58; Journal Issue: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 0515-4987
Idaho State Bar
Research Org:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
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Country of Publication:
United States
09 BIOMASS FUELS; biomass feedstock; invasive species