December 23, 2011
by Sasha Lyutse
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Out with the old, in with the new; bidding farewell to the corn ethanol tax credit

Sasha Lyutse, Policy Analyst, New York
I turn 30 this weekend. That means that for my whole life, the corn ethanol industry has been receiving federal subsidies. From the Energy Tax Act of 1978, which gave ethanol its first tax exemptio… Continue reading

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June 7, 2011
by Sasha Lyutse
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RFA makes more exaggerated claims in new corn ethanol ads

Sasha Lyutse, Policy Analyst, New York I wrote last week that we could soon expect the corn ethanol industry, faced with growing bipartisan calls to end corn ethanol subsidies, to start playing on consumer fears about rising gas prices and arguing… Continue reading

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May 3, 2011
by Sasha Lyutse
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Bipartisan Senate bill would end wasteful corn ethanol subsidies this summer

Sasha Lyutse, Policy Analyst, New York Today, Senators Dianne Feinstein and Tom Coburn have joined forces across the aisle to introduce legislation that will completely eliminate the main corn ethanol tax credit—known as the Volumetric Ethanol Ex… Continue reading

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March 11, 2011
by Sasha Lyutse
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Two new bills seek to end corn ethanol subsidies; one would continue giveaways to bad biofuels

Two bills were introduced this week in the U.S. Senate that would stop support for bad biofuels and save taxpayers billions this year alone. Both efforts, one led by Senator Feinstein and the other by Senators Coburn and Cardin, would repeal the main c… Continue reading

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December 1, 2010
by Sasha Lyutse
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Support for ending corn ethanol subsidies runs coast to coast

As we discussed here and here, a group of 17 Senators led by Democrat Dianne Feinstein and Republican Jon Kyl sent a bipartisan letter yesterday to Senate leadership calling corn ethanol subsidies “fiscally indefensible” and signaling their… Continue reading

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November 30, 2010
by Sasha Lyutse
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Industry recycles discredited claims but bipartisan consensus on ending corn ethanol subsidies grows

It seems like every day the bipartisan consensus on the need to end corn ethanol subsidies grows. A day after a coalition of 58 organizations from across the political spectrum, delivered a jointly signed letter to Congressional leadership signaling th… Continue reading

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November 18, 2010
by Sasha Lyutse
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Experts lay out facts while coalition calls on Congress to end corn ethanol subsidies

Yesterday, the groups Taxpayers for Common Sense and the Grocery Manufacturers Association held a briefing on Capitol Hill featuring the Director of the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) at Iowa State University, Bruce Babcock. The t… Continue reading

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October 22, 2010
by Sasha Lyutse
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Vilsack points to report that shows ending corn ethanol tax credit will raise GDP

Despite disappointing statements indicating the administration’s support for a short-term extension of wasteful corn ethanol subsidies, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack’s speech yesterday at the National Press Club included some not-to-… Continue reading

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October 21, 2010
by Sasha Lyutse
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USDA’s Vilsack talks about the future but wants to waste $6b on the past

Today, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack gave a speech outlining the administration’s policies on biofuels, focused on reducing our dependence on foreign oil and supporting rural economies. Unfortunately, while he embraced a vision for transit… Continue reading

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