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Ending Ethanol Subsidies

Senate Roll Call No. 90
112nd Congress, 1st Session

Agreed to: 73-27 (see complete tally)

Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Tom Coburn (R-OK) sponsored this amendment to S. 782, the Economic Development Revitalization Act of 2011, to repeal wasteful incentives for the ethanol industry, including a tax subsidy for oil companies that blend ethanol into conventional gasoline and an ethanol import tariff.  Conventional corn ethanol has far-reaching negative environmental impacts, including water pollution, global warming pollution, and habitat destruction, and is already mandated by the Renewable Fuel Standard.  On June 16, the Senate adopted the Feinstein-Coburn amendment by a vote of 73-27 (Senate roll call vote 90).  YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.  The ethanol tax subsidy and import tariff expired at the end of 2011 and were not renewed by Congress.

Vote Map: Senate Roll Call No. 90
Votes For : 73
Votes Against : 27


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