TCS Urges Lawmakers to End Ethanol Blender Pump Spending

TCS Urges Lawmakers to End Ethanol Blender Pump Spending

TCS sent the following letter to Senators urging them to vote for Sen. Flake (R-AZ)'s amendment #3047 on the Energy Policy Modernization Act to to prohibit the Secretary of Agriculture from using the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) to fund ethanol blender pumps. The ethanol industry has already received billions in federal subsidies over the last 30 years. This amendment would prevent Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack from spending $100 million to subsidize ethanol blender pumps – an attempt for which we awarded him the Golden Fleece in July 2015.