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New federal biofuel plan finds instant critic in key Democrat


ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's senior congressman fears the Obama administration has fired a shot over the ethanol industry's bow in seeking a home-grown fuel for the Navy.

"I think that is a big a problem," said U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, who serves most of western Minnesota. "It is just another competition for us in ethanol that we don't need really."

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.