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The RFS Ethanol Mandate – and the Drought


A federal tax credit for ethanol, created more than 30 years ago, expired on Saturday, December 31, 2011. During the past more than 30 years, the federal government provided more than $20 billion in subsidies for the use of ethanol. Most U.S. ethanol is produced from corn. That’s all well and good, but…subsidies (in the form of tax credits) for ...

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Governor Perry asks Texans to Pray for Rain

This past Thursday, April 21, 2011, the Governor of Texas, Rick Perry issued an Official Proclamation for Days of Prayer for Rain in Texas. As a citizen of Texas, it is with great humbleness that I submit myself to pray for rain for our drought-ridden state. What saddens me is that as a woman who prays about everything, I have ...

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Fish 1: Farmers 0

The delta smelt has taken on a vicious campaign against California food growers.  The smelt have collectively contacted their representatives and senators to let them know that if more water is not diverted into their rivers, the congresspeople will be voted out. The “Smelts for Obama” Political Action Committee has promised all of its resources to the wishes of the ...

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