Going Green

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Texas Requests Ethanol Cutback

I know this particular move was politically motivated and relatively safe in Texas because corn is not on of the biggest crops -- although there is a lot of it grown in the Corpus Christi area as well as the Panhandle. Beef on the other hand is huge and there is significant swine and poultry production as well. He is correct in his statement that the ethanol mandates are misguided. I don't expect anything to come of this but it is good to see his effort.

Texas seeks U.S. ethanol cutbacks; cites corn costs

By Joan Gralla

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday asked the U.S. government to cut "skyrocketing" food prices by waiving half of the renewable fuel standard for ethanol made from grain.

The Republican governor from the oil-producing state said in a statement that such a waiver was "the best, quickest way" to ease rising food costs before lasting damage was done.

"We're diversifying our state's energy portfolio at a rapid rate, but this misguided mandate is...(complete article here).

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