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2009 Senate Bill 622: Give “rewards” to gas stations that increase ethanol sales
  1. Introduced by Sen. Gerald Van Woerkom (R) on June 3, 2009, to give a subsidy to gas stations that increase ethanol sales above certain thresholds specified in the bill. The subsidy would be a refundable Michigan Business Tax credit, and the value would be between 2 cents and 6 cents per gallon of ethanol sold above the threshold. “Refundable” means that the state will send a gas station a check for the amount that the credit exceeds the owner’s tax liability..
    • Referred to the Senate Finance Committee on June 3, 2009.

Comments

Re: 2009 Senate Bill 622 (Give “rewards” to gas stations that increase ethanol sales )  by JPHodge on June 9, 2009 

No subsidy for corn ethanol.  Save our treasury for something better like reducing the deficit, and remember it's ours.  Producing and using ethanol puts more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than simply using gasoline alone.  Corn is food.  Common sense suggests that we harvest or mine fuel to produce food, not the other way around.  Stop the madness and let corn ethanol live or die on its own merrits and costs.



Re: 2009 Senate Bill 622 (Give “rewards” to gas stations that increase ethanol sales )  by jercommm on June 9, 2009 

 I wonder if one of the Senators committe assignments is Chair of Agriculture has anything to do with it?


We all know the latest revelations regarding ethanol prove it to be more expensive, produce more pollution, and hiked the cost of groceries to name a few.


 



Re: 2009 Senate Bill 622 (Give “rewards” to gas stations that increase ethanol sales )  by albaby2 on June 8, 2009 

 In other words, another subsdy to diguise the true cost of ethanol. You will give the station owners a subsidy from the pocket of the taxpayers to promote higher food prices and encourage reducing prices of an alternative fuel that causes more serious pollution than gasoline. Ethanol is already subsidized by the Feds (again that's our money) to the tune of about 51 cents per gallon in addition to other subsides, grants etc. Doesn't Obama have a fund you can tap into?



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