Bioenergy

Congress Divided on Ethanol Tariff

Washington, DC [Reuters] U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert said on Wednesday he did not see an economic benefit for the United States in lifting import tariffs on ethanol, as congressional divisions emerged over a White House proposal to remove the levy. … His remarks were in contrast with statements Tuesday by the No. 2 Republican in the House, John Boehner of Ohio, who said he thought a temporary reduction in fuel ethanol import tariffs would help lower motor fuel pump prices. President George W. Bush last week called on Congress to lift the tariffs now on imports of ethanol…