Today’s quick hits, March 15, 2023

EPA limits PFAS in drinking water: The EPA proposed limits on six so-called PFAS chemicals in drinking water that it said would prevent thousands of deaths and tens of thousands of serious illnesses each year; the rule could take effect by the end of the year. (EPA)

Year-round E15 legislation: A Senate bill backed by ethanol makers and the oil industry would allow year-round sales of ethanol blends higher than 10 percent in a step that would end years of wrangling over E15. (Fischer)

Tyson closes chicken plants: Citing an “inability to economically improve operations,” Tyson Foods said it would close two chicken processing plants in Van Buren, Arkansas, and Glen Allyn, Virginia, employing 1,700 workers. (Reuters)

Winter canola for biofuel: Bunge, Corteva and Chevron said they would collaborate in introduction of hybrid winter canola varieties with a lower carbon profile for use in making renewable fuels; the canola could be part of a double-crop rotation in southern states. (Business Wire)