NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 20, 1995
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5:44:00 "FLEECING OF AMERICA (ETHANOL)"
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Washington: Lisa Myers) The United States government's subsidizing of ethanol, the gasoline additive made from corn that is supposed to help the environment and costs 800 million per year in taxpayer money, featured. [Kato Institution James BAVARD - says the project is a total boondoggle and everyone gets fleeced except the corn growers and ethanol producers.] [National Corn Growers Ryland AUTLAND - defends ethanol.] [Sierra Club Dan BECKER - says ethanol makes air quality worse and that ethanol is the story of money and politics.] [Common Cause Ann McBRIDE - tells of influence buying by Archer Daniels Midland Company president Dwayne Andreas. [November 29, Majority Leader Senator Robert DOLE - says the "Wall Street Journal" called him Senator Ethanol.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) The decline of an interview by the Congressional leadership and Andreas concerning the ethanol scam and the rip-off of taxpayers noted. Excepts from letters received about the Fleecing of America series quoted. [John BRADFORD - reads his letter on a previous story.]
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