Major Media Outlets Join Push for RFS Waiver

Monday, August 20, 2012

(American Meat Institute)

Newspapers nationwide joined in the call for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to grant waivers of the Renewable Fuel Standard’s ethanol mandate.   The editorials follow requests from the governors of Maryland, Delaware, Arkansas and North Carolina; 156 members of the U.S. House of Representatives; 34 U.S. Senators and a coalition of livestock, poultry, meat, dairy and feed organizations who have argued that an RFS waiver is needed to help provide relieve from high corn prices caused by the mandate and the drought.

Newspapers editorializing in favor of a waiver over the last several days include the Kansas City Star, St. Louis Post Dispatch, Pittsburgh Tribune Review, Indiana Republic and Chicago Tribune.  The editorials may be found at the following links:

Bloomberg (8/16): http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-08-16/ethanol-in-gas-tanks-makes-food-on-your-table-cost-more.html

Kansas City Star (8/19): http://www.kansascity.com/2012/08/19/3767662/the-stars-editorial-kill-the-costly.html

St. Louis Post Dispatch (8/19): http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/columns/the-platform/article_be01fb2b-3153-50ca-84b3-cdc4653c7dcc.html#.UDGiRQUkXeA.twitter

Pittsburgh Tribune Review (8/19): http://triblive.com/opinion/2425680-74/corn-ethanol-mandate-buy-crop-drought-fuel-hill-disaster-farmers

Indiana Republic (8/18): http://www.therepublic.com/view/local_story/Loosening-ethanol-rule-could-h_1345335918#share

CNN (8/20): http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/20/opinion/mcdonald-corn-ethanol/index.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fedition_us+%28RSS%3A+U.S.%29

Chicago Tribune (8/20): http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-ethanol-0820-jm-20120820,0,1225471.story

Previously, the Chicago Tribune, Washington Post and Wall Street Journal called for waivers.  Those editorials may be found here:

Chicago Tribune (7/30): http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-07-30/news/ct-edit-ethanol-20120730_1_cellulosic-ethanol-ethanol-plants-ethanol-industry

Washington Post (8/5): http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/congresss-wrongheaded-approach-to-drought-relief/2012/08/05/16211a12-dcc8-11e1-9974-5c975ae4810f_story.html

Wall Street Journal (8/13): http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443404004577581140907497810.html

 

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