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November 13, 2008

Astroturf Alert!!

If the "Clean Coal" lobby's insipid paeans to America's love for cheap coal-fired electricity weren't bad enough, now we may have to sit through ethanol ads. Ethanol producers have announced their own advocacy astroturf group, Growth Energy. Its mission?
Through smart policy reform and a proactive grassroots campaign, Growth Energy promotes reducing greenhouse gas emissions, expanding the use of ethanol in gasoline, decreasing our dependence on foreign oil, and creating American jobs at home.
Not necessarily in that order, I would imagine. Thankfully, they don't have a TV ad. Yet. But the most tantalizing part is their smackdown of the Grocery Manufacturers Association for suggesting, damn them, that ethanol might have had something to do with rising food prices. I smell a lobbyist cage match! Meanwhile, Growth Energy conveniently ignores what those yahoos at the the World Bank are saying about biofuels and food prices. This is AMERICA, dammit!

Now that we have our first Midwestern president since Harry Truman, corn producers are clearly in a tizzy. It certainly doesn't help that Obama has been such a strong supporter of ethanol. There's really only one solution to the threat of an ethanol hegemony: a biofuel grudge match. Bring in Big Algae! Let's go, pond scum producers! Get your game on!

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