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Ethanol Subsidies

The Ethanol Mandate Needs to Be Reformed

Mike Lux | Posted 12.11.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

Sold in the beginning as an environmental idea, it has become rife with problems of all kinds, including major environmental concerns, and is now just a fat corporate subsidy and a tool for Wall St speculators to make money off of.

Don't Blame It on the Rain: The Ethanol Mandate Is a Bad Idea in Any Year

Christopher Knittel | Posted 10.27.2012 | Business
Christopher Knittel

The RFS has enriched corn farmers and it has not reduced gasoline prices significantly. Our government should not be picking big agriculture as winners over the environment and the poor.

Experts Say Repealing Ethanol Fuel Standard Would Have Little Effect

Reuters | Posted 10.24.2012 | Green

(Adds gasoline comparative pricing in paragraphs 24, 25) * Food, livestock producers want US to waive ethanol mandate * ...

Ethanol Industry Making Historic Drought That Much Worse

Bloomberg View | The Editors | Posted 08.18.2012 | Business

Bloomberg View: Record-high corn prices should be sending a clear message to policy makers in Washington: Requiring people to put corn-based fuel i...

Matt Sledge

Indiana Treasurer Flip-Flops In Position On Energy Usage

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics

Indiana Treasurer and U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock told a gathering of Tea Party members in February that U.S. energy policy should be to "e...

Matt Sledge

Richard Mourdock: Sen. Dick Lugar's Ethanol Policies Making You Pay More For Gas

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.12.2012 | Politics

Facing a fierce primary challenge this year from the right, Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar found himself accused Wednesday night of driving up gas prices ...

The Need for a Federal Czar to Oversee the Development of the Nation's Oil Reserves

Ed Koch | Posted 03.10.2012 | New York
Ed Koch

For whatever reasons, Congress was able to resist the pressures of the farm lobby to extend the ethanol subsidy. Now it's time for Congress to show the same intelligence and courage and end subsidies for a host of industries.

Key Iowa Issue: Ethanol Subsidies. Where Do Republican Candidates Stand?

Paul Abrams | Posted 02.26.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

In the circus masquerading as the Republican Iowa caucus, there has been nary a word about ethanol subsidies, a major issue for Iowans.

Jordan Howard

Americans Favor One Energy Option Above Others

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Howard | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A majority of the public still supports government funding for alternative energy research, although the degree of enthusiasm has decrea...

Sam Stein

Romney Refines Position On Ethanol Subsidies On His Return To Iowa

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- As Mitt Romney tiptoes his way back into Iowa in anticipation of contesting the critical early January caucus, he's enduring more ...

Pair Of Senators Propose Immediate End To Ethanol Tax Credit

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 09.06.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Two senators from ethanol-producing states proposed Thursday to immediately end a tax credit for the corn-based fuel and agreeing t...

Jordan Howard

Corn Is King No More Among Iowa Republicans

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Howard | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There was a time that support for ethanol subsidies was an absolute must for any aspiring presidential candidate campaigning in Iowa, bu...

The Growing Desperation of the Don't-Raise-Taxes-on-the-Rich-Crowd

Robert Reich | Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

Today 34 Senate Republicans voted to end the special tax breaks for ethanol. If I were a cynic, I'd say the Republican right is showing signs of desperation.

Lucia Graves

Senate Votes To End Ethanol Tax Credit

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted on Thursday to kill a major break for the ethanol industry while leaving the door open to future negotiations on contin...

Senate Votes To Repeal Ethanol Subsidies

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate voted Thursday to repeal tax credits for producing ethanol, a vote that budget cutters hope will demonstrate a growing a...

Lucia Graves

Midwestern Senators Introduce Alternative To Cutting Ethanol Subsidies

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 08.14.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of Midwestern senators introduced a bill Tuesday as an alternative to Sen. Tom Coburn's (R-Okla.) proposal to end the...

GOP Senator Forces Vote To End Ethanol Subsidies

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate refused to kill a $5 billion annual subsidy for ethanol on Tuesday, backing continued government aid for a Farm Belt-bas...

Ryan Grim

Koch Brothers: Ethanol Subsidies Should End

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 08.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Opponents of ethanol subsidies got a boost Monday from Koch Industries as the company announced its opposition to the giveaways on the e...

Jon Ward

Tim Pawlenty's Ethanol Stance Boosts Him In Quest To Be Romney Alternative In 2012

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 07.24.2011 | Politics

This story has been updated with additional reporting. WASHINGTON -- Following the official announcement of his presidential run, former Minnesota ...

Elise Foley

Coburn, Conservative Group Feud Over Ethanol Subsidy

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tom Coburn, one of three Republican members of a bipartisan group aiming to shrink the deficit, took aim on Tuesday at the conserva...

Price of Ethanol and Price of Oil According to the New York Times

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

In a classic example and contender for the Alfred E. Neuman "I Don't Get It" prize of the year the New York Times' editorial page of December 9th outdid itself in discussing oil, ethanol and subsidies.

Ryan Grim

Hoyer: Tax Cut Debate Unchanged After Dems Reject Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, who controls the floor schedule for the House of Representatives, said that Thursday morning's Democratic vote to urge le...

Lame Duck Congress Goes from Bad to Worse on U.S. Ethanol Policy

Joel Velasco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joel Velasco

Update: The Des Moines Register reports today that a tax agreement between congressional republicans and the White House will include an extension of ...

End of Ethanol Tariff & Subsidy Doesn't Mean the End of U.S. Ethanol

Joel Velasco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joel Velasco

If Americans deserve access to better, less expensive prescription drugs, why not the same when it comes to renewable fuel?

Is Corn Ethanol a Dirty Word?

Joel Velasco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joel Velasco

With the release of two Senate “Dear Colleague” letters in roughly 24 hours, Washington is much abuzz about ethanol policy. Yesterday saw ...