A call to reform fossil-fuel subsidies is made by two international companies, International Energy Agency and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.
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For those that thought the influence of Big Oil on Capitol Hill might have waned in the aftermath of the BP oil spill…think again. For proof, one need not look any further than the efforts of Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) and 15 of his Senate colleagues to end investment in America’s ethanol industry. From 2005-2010, this Gang of 16 received more than $4 million in political contributions from the oil and gas industry. For his part, Sen.
The National Corn Growers Association’s weeklong television campaign in Washington, expected to reach nearly three out of five Washington adults between Monday and Friday, shows how seriously the organization takes the opportunity to tell the story of ethanol at a crucial time for American consumers.
“With all the policy and regulation debate and things happening in Washington, D.C., it just makes sense to run the ads there.” NCGA President Darrin Ihnen told a reporter for Brownfield on Monday.
By Darrin Ihnen
President, National Corn Growers Association
The National Corn Growers Association was singled out for praise last month by a business writer for Slate.com, a prominent online journal, for not taking advantage of the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico to promote ethanol. While we have said a few things about it, we have remained relatively quiet on the matter while a number of our friends have been more vocal.