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May 9, 2003

Daschle says ethanol support growing in Congress

Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Support for higher renewable-fuels use is growing in both political parties, Senate Democratic Leader Tom Daschle says.

Daschle said the backing can be gauged by the fact he and Senate Republican Leader Bill Frist are leading the senators supporting an amendment that would call for the use of ethanol and other renewable fuels to triple in over the next 10 years.

"I can remember a time when most people did not know what ethanol was ... it's a profound statement on how far ethanol has come," Daschle said Thursday.

If passed as part of the energy bill now being debated, the measure would ban the fuel additive MTBE in four years. MTBE, a petroleum product, is added to gasoline to reduce air pollution but has been banned in some states because it can pollute water.

Ethanol, which is made from corn, also makes gasoline burn cleaner.

The measure will boost the rural economy in South Dakota and the nation, Daschle said.

South Dakota has nine ethanol plants with two being built, while the industry has 5,000 investors in the state and has created 500 jobs, Daschle said.

"Next year, one in every three rows of corn grown in South Dakota will go into ethanol production," he said.

The U.S. Agriculture Department estimates that corn prices will rise 50 cents a bushel, boosting farm income nationally by $1.3 billion, if the measure becomes law, Daschle said.


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