McCain: Ethanol still calls the shots - The Hill's E2-Wire
While voting to end the ethanol blender’s credit and import tariff, the Senate rejected — 41-59 — McCain’s amendment to kill federal funds for installation of ethanol pumps and storage tanks at gas stations.
“It lost because of the influence of the ethanol lobby,” McCain said on Fox News Thursday, alleging ethanol “is probably the greatest rip-off that I've seen since P.T. Barnum.
“It is one of the most outrageous examples of the influence of special interests,” McCain said.