Ethanol Advocates Conduct Pre-Election Ad Campaign Blitz

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon
ethanol advocates conduct pre election ad campaign blitz

In less than a week, the B&B will head out to the polls to decide the direction the United States will take for the next two years.

Big Ethanol, too, is interested in the direction taken.

AutoblogGreen reports Fuels America, an advocate for the fuel source, is conducting a major advertising campaign to persuade the Obama administration and the Environmental Protection Agency not to make cuts into the Renewable Fuels Standard, the mandate that makes E85, E10 and every other blend possible.

The blitz — which kicked-off last week — is being carried through Beltway media such as Politico, RollCall and WTOP-FM, and will continue until November 5.

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  • Thelaine Thelaine on Oct 29, 2014

    Big ag corporations allied with both the left and the right to raise the price of fuel and food. Well done ADM. This is the crowning achievement of the ag subsidy racket. They have people believing that it will make us less likely to be involved in wars in the middle east. They have people believing that it is going to meaningfully reduce our oil imports from our enemies in saudi arabia, Canada and Mexico. They have people believing it is a more efficiently produced form of fuel than gasoline!!! There is absolutely no sense of proportion which considers cost vs benefit. As long as you can describe some benefit in acceptable language that is "green" or "provides jobs" or "gets us out of the middle east" people are happy to go along. Just repeating the slogans makes it so, without any sense of cost. You've got to hand it to them, they have been fking the American public for years and not only do we tolerate it, but lots of people have learned to enjoy it. It makes some people rich by mandating a money transfer from you to them and you think it's a good thing. Bravo ADM. Those solyndra boys were rank amateurs. You guys are the pros.

  • Thelaine Thelaine on Oct 29, 2014

    This is just a massive subsidy to giant corporations paid for by ordinary consumers of fuel and food. It does nothing meaningful to our foriegn policy or energy security. They are just mandating that you make other people rich. Plenty of people will shill for that. The rest are dupes.

  • Thelaine Thelaine on Oct 29, 2014

    Ethanol has no effect on our mideast policies and no meaningful impact on our "energy independence." There has been, however, a massive, government-mandated transfer of wealth from people who purchase food and fuel to agribusiness. The graft is so massive it has caused politicians from both parties to climb into bed together in a bipartisan orgy of greed. People who defend these policies are either financially connected to the theft and drizzling out arguments like corn syrup or they are the fools who are licking it up.

    • Drzhivago138 Drzhivago138 on Oct 29, 2014

      [citation needed]. It seems when all else fails, you can just insult your opponent and you automatically win. Congratulations, a winner is you.

  • Drzhivago138 Drzhivago138 on Oct 29, 2014

    Looks like I came too late for the "discussion," which was probably a good thing, since I'm not good enough with facts, figures and sources to adequately defend my position. All I can really say is this: I'd like anyone to find me a more dependable source of _renewable_ energy that's here_and_now. Thank you to Pch101 and anyone who shares the same view for getting the facts straight.

    • Pch101 Pch101 on Oct 29, 2014

      Corn ethanol has its flaws to be sure. But the degree of hysteria and disinformation about it that can be found in these discussion threads is ridiculous.