24 Dezember 2011

Congress ends corn ethanol subsidy

Trade group expects industry to 'survive'

The United States has ended a 30-year tax subsidy for corn-based ethanol that cost taxpayers $6 billion annually, and ended a tariff on imported Brazilian ethanol.

Congress adjourned for the year on Friday, failing to extend the tax break that’s drawn a wide variety of critics on Capitol Hill, including Sens. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. Critics also have included environmentalists, frozen food producers, ranchers and others.

… Full text: www.detroitnews.com/article/20111224/AUTO01/112240320/1148/rss25

Tags: blenders’ tax, corn lobby, E15, warranties, fuel efficiency

Source: The Detroit News, 2011-12-24.

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