Perry's energy plan irks supporters of homegrown biofuels

Republican presidential candidate and Texas Gov. Rick Perry has rolled out an advertising campaign that promotes fossil fuels while calling for a repeal of the Renewable Fuel Standard, according to Walt Wendland, president of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association and CEO of Golden Grain Energy. "[Perry's] energy plan is a one-two punch in Iowa's economic gut. It clearly indicates that the Texas governor would eliminate the federal renewable-fuels standard while leaving in place the federal petroleum mandate," said Wendland. "It also would force renewable-fuels tax credits to expire while allowing petroleum tax subsidies to continue indefinitely."

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