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Time’s Running Out: Tell Congress to Stop Blocking Clean Energy Alternatives


Clean energy history is on the horizon. After 30 years in existence, the ethanol tariff and subsidies are set to expire on December 31st. The subsidy hands out $6 billion in taxpayer dollars to the Big Oil companies that blend ethanol with gasoline – while the tariff blocks access to much cleaner, more affordable options like sugarcane ethanol from Brazil.

It’s a terrible deal for pretty much everyone, but it won’t be over without a fight. The corn ethanol lobby is scrambling to push through a renewal of these costly policies under-the-radar during the lame-duck session – and you can help stop them from sealing any last minute deals.

Only a few days remain on the Congressional calendar, so the window to extend these senseless policies is closing – let’s shut it for good, right now. With your action, we’ll make history by letting the tariff and subsidies expire for the first time ever.

More than ever we need a level playing field for energy alternatives to help end our dependence on fossil fuels. Corn-based ethanol can stand on its own. It’s time to eliminate the handouts and diversify America’s energy sources.

Help build momentum by signing this petition to Congress.

Letter to
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
We, the undersigned, support reforming U.S. ethanol policy. After 30 years, it’s time to eliminate the $6 billion subsidy for blending ethanol with gasoline and the accompanying tariff on imported ethanol. Both the tax credit and tariff should be allowed to expire as scheduled later this year.

Diversifying U.S. energy supplies with clean and affordable renewable fuel is an important goal, and Americans deserve greater access to promising alternatives like sugarcane ethanol.

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