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American Energy and Farm Groups Urge Senate to Pass Legislation that Will Strengthen Economy, Nation

Carbon Green Energy -- WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Growth Energy, joined by the American Coalition for Ethanol, the American Farm Bureau Federation, the Renewable Fuels Association, the National Corn Growers Association, National Farmers Union and National Sorghum Producers, sent a letter to all 100 U.S. Senators urging them to defeat any efforts that would damage the American ethanol industry’s growth.

The U.S. Senate is scheduled to consider a Continuing Resolution next week that includes provisions that would prevent the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from implementing its approved waiver for E15 ethanol blends in America’s fuel supply, and prohibit construction of blender pumps and ethanol storage facilities – both measures that would deepen our addiction to foreign oil and further hurt our economy by lim


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GAC1Shirt
Champion Author Georgia

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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 8:13:10 PM

Switch over to bio-diesel, ethanol is a joke.
saleboss
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 8:07:53 PM

I agree strengthen the economy, but not with ethanol!
idigau22
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 8:07:38 PM

Get Ethanol OUT of our fuels!! Stop paying farmers to grow fuel!!! Period!!!!
DustyHorse
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 8:06:15 PM

Do you suppose they included bribes (I mean campaign contributions) with the letters?

I support E0. No ethanol in gasoline.
melvindale
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 8:01:52 PM

Anything that gets us off foreign oil has to be good, right?
toadNY
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 8:00:43 PM

They can start by doing away with ethanol, an make speculators take delivery before they can sale it!
IUVidiot
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 7:59:01 PM

hmmmm
goodbuy
Champion Author Michigan

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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 7:56:50 PM

And what makes one think they give a rats ass about the economy?
nvwarped
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 7:54:15 PM

ok
iamforiu
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 7:53:33 PM

ok
jdc17327
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 7:52:36 PM

will it make any difference?
swrestler
Champion Author Grand Rapids

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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 7:52:10 PM

I Hope So.. Get Rid Of Ethanol....
checkitnow
Champion Author Atlanta

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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 7:51:20 PM

this is a greenie PR piece -- i thought the news articles were supposed to be actual news
mark1962
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 7:49:42 PM

I hope so!
575Racing
Sophomore Author Akron

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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 7:49:29 PM

interesting
heysailor
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 7:48:12 PM

Ethanol is a false solution.
slowpoke63
Champion Author Louisiana

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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 7:45:13 PM

No ethanol!
jimbo1867
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 7:43:33 PM

say NO to ethanol
gsofrs
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 7:43:10 PM

More green politics.
Gearitis
Champion Author Waco

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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 7:43:00 PM

Government involved, dead duck.
EVBuddy
Champion Author Nevada

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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 7:42:39 PM

Is that important?
firefly09
Champion Author San Diego

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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 7:41:44 PM

Ethanol is for the birds.
TBRR
Champion Author Jacksonville

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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 7:39:58 PM

you can get gas without the crap ethanol in it, but you pay dearly for it. now that the subsidies have stopped, we the public are making up for the subsidies. get ready for the $5.00 plus a gallon that obummer wants.
TedNC
Champion Author North Carolina

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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 7:38:42 PM

Alright you useless 100 Senators...Vote NO. No more ethanol in my gasoline.
Mr.Dirt
Champion Author Albany

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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 7:38:12 PM

what we need is some politicians with a big set of nuts to fix this mess
cateyes8264
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 7:37:40 PM

NO more ethanol!!!!!
V8power
Champion Author Pennsylvania

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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 7:36:01 PM

No thanks.
bonzoonfmb
Champion Author Florida

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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 7:35:16 PM

No more ethanol and gasoline mix please.
darkknight1
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 7:35:08 PM

hmmmmm
PuddinPal
Champion Author California

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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 7:30:22 PM

Ethanol is a total bust. It takes more energy to make it than it delivers. The only issue here is that the farmers and the politicians want to line their personal pockets at the rest of our expenses again. What else is new? Let's go get our own oil and end this whole debate sooner rather than later.
seahawks
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 7:29:36 PM

geat idea!!!
Rageagainsttm
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 7:20:17 PM

yes
jb107
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 7:19:09 PM

This relates only to oil and gas. Try to buy gas that does not have ethanol in it.
ratones1
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 7:17:40 PM

POLITICS...
Gas_Buzzer
Champion Author South Carolina

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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 7:15:17 PM

Help me. How does this relate to oil or gas?
bluetatanka
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 7:12:57 PM

Corn should be used as a food first & foremost!
geoutpb
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 7:12:26 PM

As the senate and congress will soon say send in those check corn lobby.
OGW
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 7:10:45 PM

The ethanol industry is presently the greatest threat to the national economy. Not only does it create a need for the burning of much more fuel for the same distance travelled but it hits the consumer at the meat market and the grocery store as it increases the cost of livestock and poultry production and most production table foods. The production of ethanol is also a source of increased greenhouse gases and contamination which the industry does not truthfully disclose.
silverbullet90
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 7:04:27 PM

Why do you think food costs so much? It's going in your tank!
theschmuck
Champion Author Michigan

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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 7:03:15 PM

Hey there chuck, that makes you 'two in a row', good going. It's about time the Americans take back their country and also send the illegals back home.
jronca
Rookie Author New York

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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 7:02:57 PM

Can't use it
confetti
Veteran Author Tampa

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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 6:59:38 PM

neemund said it well: "I'm for freedom of choice. If consumers want to put E5/E10/E15/E85 in their engines I have no problem with a gas station selling it to them. I don't want ethanol in my tank so I should be able to choose not to buy gas tainted with ethanol."

The politicians should stop catering to ALL special interests, and let the free market work!
inkedbiker74
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 6:57:40 PM

don't use it.
BigBillMI
All-Star Author Detroit

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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 6:53:59 PM

ethanol is not good
ChuckGVT
Champion Author Vermont

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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 6:51:37 PM

They need to crush all ethanol production and then eliminate the EPA.
LostToo
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 6:51:26 PM

Hahahaha......The Sorghum guys mean business. Don't do anything to upset them.
Ken2OD
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 6:47:00 PM

The EPA is the bane of our once great Nation.
danlanman
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 6:46:49 PM

ok
yeehaw1073
Champion Author Indiana

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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 6:40:16 PM

The headline made me think "duh, who doesn't want legislation for a stronger economy?" but everyone has a different idea of what that legislation is.
asog75
All-Star Author Indiana

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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 6:37:49 PM

i thought that ethanol is what you got after you ate the corn flakes
91Hilux
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 6:36:10 PM

Ethanol is GARBAGE!!!! It rotted out my tank from the inside!!! Not to mention it's bad for all hoses and gaskets, lowers fuel economy (so you have to use more of that crap to go as far), it uses feed corn ment for our livestock, and it's more expensive to make it with corn than switchgrass.
mplato
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 6:34:02 PM

yes lets burn ethanol...that way, food prices can increase more than they are now!
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