E85 Boondoggle of the Day: Subsidized Classes on How to Get Subsidies

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago
e85 boondoggle of the day subsidized classes on how to get subsidies

Are you a Cornhusker State resident working in the ethanol industry– and who doesn't?– but don't know how to get your piece of the taxpayer pie? Well come on down to Nebraska's E85 Direct Marketing Workshops! Domestic Fuel reports/shills that "The aim of the workshops is to promote direct marketing relationships between ethanol producers and fuel retailers and reduce costs for all parties involved. Ethanol plants, petroleum equipment suppliers, petroleum marketers and auto dealers are encouraged to attend these free workshops. Presentations will address E85 handling and storage, regulations and safety procedures, applying for the ethanol blender tax credit, and direct marketing of E85 from ethanol plant to retailer." The workshops are sponsored– sorry, "presented" by The Nebraska Ethanol Board, the National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition and the Clean Fuels Development Coalition. Just in case you can't see through that smokescreen, Domestic Fuel spells it out. "The project is funded in part by a grant from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development administered by the Nebraska Rural Development Commission."

Join the conversation
  • David C. Holzman David C. Holzman on Apr 28, 2008

    Come on DOWN!

  • Rix Rix on Apr 28, 2008

    Your tax dollars at work, showing people how to maximize their haul of your tax dollars.

  • NICKNICK NICKNICK on Apr 29, 2008

    i want everyone to remember this the next time someone says that we should increase the gasoline tax to curb consumption. we always say a tax increase would be OK if the money went to alternative fuel research. THIS is what you'd get.

  • GS650G GS650G on Apr 29, 2008

    We are trading one cartel, OPEC, for another right here. ADM stock would be a good investment. Some actually think it is a good idea to have a domestic cartel, claiming it is better than one run by islamic radicals. Sure, I'll buy that.