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The Ethanol Lobby Changes their Tune…Again

While ethanol producers are bringing in record profits, dairy and poultry farmers have been forced to close up shop, unable to afford feed for animals.

The Modesto Bee: Kristin Olsen: Drop corn ethanol mandate to save California dairies

California dairies have suffered immensely in recent years due to a variety of factors, including low milk prices; but one major factor is the exponentially rising cost of feed.

The Wall Street Journal: The Ethanol Enforcers

In its zeal to impose the ethanol boondoggle, Congress has mandated it, subsidized it, and protected it from competitors. Now some Senators are siccing prosecutors on those who still won't get on their ethanol corn-wagon.

Fuel Fix: Refiners lobbying lawmakers to repeal Renewable Fuel law

Refining industry executives and restaurant owners are set to meet with lawmakers on Wednesday in a bid to convince them to scrap an eight-year-old renewable fuel mandate.

Daily Caller: Soaring renewable fuel costs spark new fight over ethanol mandate

Refiners are hesitant to blend more than 10 percent ethanol into the fuel supply over safety concerns. Skyrocketing renewable fuel credit prices indicate that the industry is nearing the limits of what it can blend, or the “blend wall.”

National Journal: Two Senate Panels Compete for Control Over Ethanol Mandate

Two Senate committees are wrestling over a critical energy policy that influences prices of both fuel and food: the renewable-fuels standard that mandates an increasing amount of biofuels—mostly corn-based ethanol—to be blended with gasoline each year.

Take Action Now! Tell the EPA to Waive Ethanol Mandates in Light of Historic Drought

89 percent of the nation’s corn crop has been affected by the drought—a problem worsened by the RFS, which allocates 40 percent of the diminished corn supply to ethanol production.

Directory of Petitions to the EPA

156 House Representatives, 25 Senators and Governors from 10 states have petitioned the EPA to waive the ethanol mandate in the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Below is a directory of links to the letters: