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EPA to trim ethanol requirements after realizing threat to fuel supply

For the first time in history, the EPA has backed off its requirement to pump as much corn into the fuel supply as possible. Corn growers and ethanol refiners are balking at the rule as they will certainly see reduced demand for their products, but fuel refiners are cheering the decision stating that if the […]

Chicken wings get more expensive due to Obama policies

Chicken wings for Superbowl more expensive due to government policy

You’re getting ready for Superbowl Sunday and head to the grocery store to get some chicken wings, a traditional football food, and see that prices are not what they used to be. It isn’t because of simple inflation, it’s because the White House pushed for policies that made chicken much more expensive for farmers to […]

The RFS Ethanol Mandate - and the Drought

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 […]

Iowa GOP Losing Interest In Subsidies

The long-standing “sacred cow” of Iowa politics may not be sacred anymore. From The Iowa Republican: A recent survey of likely Republican caucus goers shows that support of federal subsidies for the ethanol industry has waned significantly in recent years. The poll, which was commissioned by TheIowaRepublican.com, finds that Iowa Republicans view a candidate who […]

E.P.A. Oversteps Regulatory Authority on Auto Fuels – Groups File to Overturn

The National Petrochemical & Refiners Association joined with the International Liquid Terminals Association and the Western States Petroleum Association to file a law suit intended to overturn a recent regulatory overreach by the Obama Administration. The E15 Proposal and Granted Waiver In March of 2009, Growth Energy and several other alternative fuels organizations petitioned the […]

Ethanol: What They Aren’t Telling You

Most information on Ethanol presents the corn-based fuel as a panacea for the worlds pollution woes, a green-jobs creator, and a needed boost to American farmers.  Digging into these claims brings some interesting data points to the surface. The American Coalition for Ethanol touts ethanol as: ..a high octane, clean burning, American-made renewable fuel. Its […]