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Ethanol Opposition Haunts Michael Bloomberg in Iowa

Billionaire and 2020 Democrat presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg traveled to Iowa Tuesday to discuss wind energy.
Bloomberg backtracked on his previous statements regarding his opposition to corn-based ethanol, one of Iowa’s major economic drivers.

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, center, talks with students in the Wind Technology program at Des Moines Area Community College, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, in Ankeny, Iowa.

***Live Updates*** Trump Holds Iowa Rally

President Donald Trump will hold a rally in Council Bluffs, Iowa, a day after hosting a White House swearing-in ceremony for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and hours after accepting the resignation of Nikki Haley, his Ambassador to the United Nations. Trump will hold rallies in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Kentucky this week as he barnstorms across the country to help Republicans in key races. Stay tuned to Breitbart News for live updates. All times eastern.

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA - JUNE 21: President Donald Trump speaks at a rally on June 21, 2017 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Trump spoke about renegotiating NAFTA and building a border wall that would produce solar power during the rally. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Ron Paul: Is Trump’s America First Energy Policy Being Hijacked?

Whatever differences they may have with him aside, libertarians and free-market conservatives should be pleased with President Donald J. Trump’s support for reforming or repealing federal dictates that help foreign businesses and harm US workers. An example of this is the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

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Marcus: Trump’s Courage Could Free U.S. from OPEC

Bernie Marcus writes that President Trump’s National Security Strategy tells us that we must “embrace energy dominance” by “unleashing our abundant energy resources,” including natural gas. If we follow that course, we could break free of the stranglehold of OPEC.

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Study: Ethanol Worse for Environment Than Gasoline

University of Michigan’s Energy Institute research professor John DeCicco, Ph.D., believes that rising carbon dioxide emissions cause global warming and, therefore, humans must find a way to reduce its levels in the atmosphere. But ethanol is the wrong solution.According to

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EPA Requires More Ethanol Into Less Gasoline

The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)—also known as the ethanol mandate—was passed by Congress in 2005 and expanded in 2007. Regardless of market conditions, it required ever-increasing quantities of biofuel be blended into the nation’s gasoline supply—though the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does have the flexibility to make some adjustments based on conditions, such as availability and infrastructure. At the time of its passage, it was unfathomable that a decade later Americans would be consuming less gasoline, not more.

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Biden ‘Stimulus’ Anniversary Tour Avoids Obama’s Bankrupt Green Energy Project

In a week of big news stories, few noticed the seven-year anniversary of Obama’s $800 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act—signed into law on February 17, 2009. Despite the bill’s reputation, on Wednesday, Vice President Joe Biden embarked on a three-city victory tour to celebrate the anniversary of the act for which he oversaw the implementation.

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Rand: Trump ‘Never Really Supported Conservative Causes’

Republican presidential candidate and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul argued that fellow candidate Donald Trump has “never really supported conservative causes” and fellow candidate Texas Senator Ted Cruz “modified his position” on ethanol “to be for it for a while” on

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) speaks during the CNN republican presidential debate at The Venetian Las Vegas on December 15, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Thirteen Republican presidential candidates are participating in the fifth set of Republican presidential debates. (Photo by

Ted and Trump Follow Different Paths on Ethanol

On Tuesday, January 19, at the Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit, Iowa’s long-time Governor Terry Branstad jumped into the campaign fray by attempting to influence the outcome of the February 1 caucus: “I don’t think that Ted Cruz is the right one for Iowans to support in the caucus.”

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Cruz Refuses To Support Ethanol Subsidy: Washington Shouldn’t ‘Pick Winners And Losers’

Ted Cruz kicked off his six-day bus tour across Iowa and received questions at his first event about his opposition to the the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), an ethanol subsidy that many Iowan farmers depend on. “I very strongly support corn and farmers and ethanol, but I don’t think Washington should pick winners and losers” Cruz said after a supporter asked him to clarify his stance.

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Exports of Taxpayer-Subsidized Ethanol to China Grew 975% in 2015

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services Michael Scuse, who led a trade mission of representatives from nine state departments of agriculture and 28 U.S. companies to northeast China in 2014, announced that United States ethanol exports to China have increased exponentially.

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Ethanol Loses Its Few Friends

Early in his campaign, now top-tier Republican presidential candidate, Ben Carson, supported ethanol—a position for which I called him out. It has long been thought, that to win in Iowa, a candidate must support ethanol. However, in a major policy reversal, Carson told a national audience during the CNBC GOP debate that he no longer supports subsidies for any industry, including U.S. ethanol producers.

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Donald Trump in Iowa: I Love Ethanol

FORT DODGE, IOWA – Billionaire presidential candidate Donald Trump met with leaders of POET, an ethanol company here in Iowa, and some of the co-chairs of the American Renewable Fuels group to talk about the importance of ethanol.

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