By Paul Chesser
Never mind the allegedly detrimental effect biofuels have by increasing greenhouse gas emissions and therefore global warming â€” the Obama Administration will continue to blast CO2 in the atmosphere by burning vegetation. Itâ€™s not a surprise as the president talked about it during his campaign, but now the ugly details are coming out and the new subsidies are being unveiled. From a May 5Â White House press release:
President Obama today announced steps to further his Administrationâ€™s commitment to advance biofuels research and commercialization.Â Specifically, he signed a Presidential Directive establishing a Biofuels Interagency Working Group, announced additional Recovery Act funds for renewable fuel projects, and also announced his Administrationâ€™s notice of a Proposed Rulemaking on the Renewable Fuel Standard.
The BIWG is to be co-chaired by Obamaâ€™s superheroic force of top eco-bureaucrats: Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Energy Secretary Steven Chu, and EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson. Part of their responsibilities will be to:
- Immediately begin restructuring existing investments in renewable fuels as needed to preserve industry employment; and
- Develop a comprehensive approach to accelerating the investment in and production of American biofuels and reducing our dependence on fossil fuels.
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