The Houston Chronicle reported yesterday that a "$100,000 Donation Led to Attack on Ethanol".
The story chronicles how a meeting with Texas Governor Rick Perry with chicken producer Lonnie "Bo" Pilgrim and a subsequent donation prompted the Texas Governor's request for a waiver from the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS).
In the three weeks following that donation, Perry's staff began preparing to submit the renewable fuel standards waiver request to the federal Environmental Protection Agency, according to 596 pages of records obtained from the governor's office by the Houston Chronicle under the Texas Public Information Act.What was also interesting was how the waiver request came as a surprise to the Texas Agriculture Commissioner who said that he first heard "about the potential renewable fuels waiver from a representative of Pilgrim's Pride in February".
Maybe Gov. Perry uses his donors as his PR firm too?
Source: Houston Chronicle
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