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With a seat on the U-S Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, U-S Senator Tammy Duckworth peppered President-elect Trump's nominee to head the federal E-P-A with questions about his resolve to uphold the federal renewable fuels standard. Duckworth says she's not convinced Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt will do so;

The so-called R-F-S requires certain percentages of fuel to be blended with ethanol made mostly from corn and diesel with biodiesel made largely from soybean oil. On the controversial E-P-A waters of the U-S rule, Pruitt gained some praise from committee members for opposing what some say regulates ditches and ponds;

Pruitt vowed to restore what he called "...a rule of law mentality" at the federal agency if he's confirmed.