Corn ethanol tax breaks end
As EWG advocated, the corn-ethanol tax credit was allowed to expire on December 31, 2011, along with tariff protection for ethanol. The Senate voted by an overwhelming 73 to 27 to kill the so-called Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit. The House voted 283 to 128 in favor of an amendment to bar the use of federal funds to subsidize ethanol infrastructure - the industry’s Plan B. It has been downhill since then for the corn ethanol lobby.