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Ethanol Subsidies

Two Important Letters May Help Make Ethanol Reform a Reality

Joel Velasco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joel Velasco

When the clock runs out, Americans will hopefully enjoy the economic, environmental and energy security benefits of sugarcane ethanol at last. Congress has every reason to make the right decision.

Ethanol Subsidies: Bipartisan Group Of Senators Calls For Their Expiration

Washington Post | Greg Sargent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a clear sign of momentum against ethanol subsidies, a bipartisan group of more than a dozen senators has signed onto a letter urging Senate leaders...

Lucia Graves

Some GOP Senators Become Unlikely Allies Of Green Groups In Fight To Gut Ethanol Subsidies | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- After being elected with a strong mandate to cut spending, all Republicans don't agree on how best to rein in the deficit -- and some ha...

What do Al Gore, Jim DeMint and Tom Coburn Have in Common?

Joel Velasco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joel Velasco

Leading conservative Senators Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) and Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) joined former Vice President Al Gore in denouncing the current policy with bold calls for reform.

25,000 Reasons Congress Should End the Ethanol Tariff

Joel Velasco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joel Velasco

Send lawmakers the strongest message yet to end the $6 billion dollar per year subsidy handouts and finally stop blocking cleaner, more affordable alternative energy options like sugarcane ethanol from Brazil.

In The Public Interest : The Sounds of Silence

Nicole Tichon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nicole Tichon

The press coverage of the Fiscal Commission's Co-Chairs' proposal has focused on the great gulf between the right and left. By all accounts, Americans...

Glaring Hypocrisy in U.S. Ethanol's Subsidized Exports

Joel Velasco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joel Velasco

American taxpayers are paying hard earned money to lower prices at the pump for Europeans and other drivers around the world.

Another Blow to Ethanol Subsidies and Trade Protection from Iowa State

Joel Velasco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joel Velasco

Fresh competition will ultimately benefit consumers with reduced prices at the pump in the long run.

Jason Linkins

Deficit Commission's 'Chairman's Mark' Doesn't Mention Wasteful Ethanol Subsidies | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I'm not going to be the first one to note that the "chairman's mark" that was birthed so suddenly into our lives yesterday lacks a certain amount of s...

Amanda Terkel

Tea Party Porkers: Secretive Anti-Bailout Group Quietly Lobbies For Government Handouts | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the most troubling aspects of the thriving industry of shadowy independent expenditure groups popping up in this election is the fact that the ...

Congress -- It's Easy to Save Taxpayers $6 Billion -- Cut Fuel Costs

Joel Velasco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joel Velasco

2010-09-22-sugarcanecopy.jpg Current U.S. ethanol policies include an interlocking system of subsidies and tariffs that cost taxpayers $6 billion per year.

Ethanol Subsidies In Jeopardy

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The once-popular ethanol industry is scrambling to hold onto billions of dollars in government subsidies, fighting an increasing pu...