11 Jun '11, 12am

Before presidential debate, new TV ad encourages candidates to oppose ethanol subsidies

For Immediate Release June 10, 2011 Contact: Matthew Cain, 202-222-0751, [email protected] Taylor Barden, 202-546-8500 ext. 111, [email protected] Before presidential debate, new TV ad encourages candidates to oppose ethanol subsidies Ad says subsidies ‘cost $6 billion but make no sense’ Washington, D.C.— Less than a week before the first Republican presidential debate in New Hampshire, two public interest groups, environmental advocate Friends of the Earth and budget watchdog Taxpayers for Common Sense, released a TV ad today asking whether presidential candidates will oppose the $6 billion federal subsidy paid each year to ethanol blenders. The ad, “No Sense,” will air this week in New Hampshire, leading up to Monday’s Republican presidential candidates’ debate at St. Anselm College. The ad can be viewed at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fOyI2mhTd8 “Corn ethanol is not l...

Full article: http://www.foe.org/presidential-debate-new-tv-ad-encourag...

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