Court upholds Iowa natural gas tax reviled by ethanol plants

April 10, 2015 7:40 PM

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The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday upheld the complicated formula that Iowa uses to tax natural gas consumption, rejecting a legal challenge brought by the state's powerful ethanol industry.

The owners of several ethanol plants argue the tax is unfair because it requires them to pay more than many competitors to obtain natural gas, which is heavily used to manufacture the corn-based fuel.

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