Posts tagged "corn"

Congress does right; defeats $6 billion corn ethanol subsidy

Unbelievable, but true. One of the most sacred of cows, the corn ethanol subsidy will not be renewed. Here’s where Friends of the Earth and I agree. Here is part of its news release: Corn ethanol no longer a sacred cow; After long campaign, diverse coalition prevents renewal of blenders’ tax credit Washington, D.C. — Congress... Read more »

Drivers: More ethanol in your tank?

Stick a cob in your tank. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seriously considering increasing by 50 percent the amount of ethanol that must be added to your gasoline. This is nothing more than a gigantic subsidy to the corn and ethanol industries, being sold as something that is energy efficient and environmentally beneficial. In... Read more »
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