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Raise a Little Cane - A Countdown to Cleaner, More Affordable Energy

by Joel Velasco on Nov 09, 2010

After 30 years in existence, the ethanol tariff and subsidies are finally set to expire on December 31st – but not without a fight. Despite resounding calls from voters to end wasteful government spending, the corn ethanol lobby is scrambling to push through a renewal of these costly policies during the lame-duck session with “a stroke of the pen, a little bit of Whiteout.” With $6 billion taxpayer dollars and access to cleaner, more affordable energy at stake – the time for backroom deals is long gone.

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After 30 years in existence, the ethanol tariff and subsidies are finally set to expire on December 31st – but not without a fight. Despite resounding calls from voters to end wasteful government spending, the corn ethanol lobby is scrambling to push through a renewal of these costly policies during the lame-duck session with “a stroke of the pen, a little bit of Whiteout.” With $6 billion taxpayer dollars and access to cleaner, more affordable energy at stake – the time for backroom deals is long gone.

Now more than ever, it’s time to raise a little cane. When Congress returns on November 16th – one week from today – we’ll launch our most intense call to action yet. The window to extend these costly and unnecessary policies is closing and now is time to shut it for good. Don’t miss out on the last chance to tell Congress to stop blocking clean energy alternatives – and cut billions in wasteful spending while they’re at it.

So please mark your calendar now for Tuesday, November 16th and stay tuned to learn how you can get involved. We’ll show you how it only takes a few clicks to help keep the pressure on Congress, spread the word to your friends and family and stop special-interest lobbyists from sealing any last minute deals.

Letting the clock run out on 30 years of subsidies and trade protection means Americans will finally enjoy the economic, environmental and energy security benefits of sugarcane ethanol. So join us as we raise a little cane and start counting down to cleaner, more affordable energy.  Only 52 more days to go.

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