THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Vice President
STATEMENT BY VICE PRESIDENT GORE ON HOUSE SUPPORT FOR ETHANOL
I applaud the House leadership's decision to join with the Administration and Congressional Democrats to ensure continued support for America's ethanol industry.
Ethanol is a clean-burning fuel that is good for our environment and good for rural America. Extending the ethanol tax exemption through 2007 is a common-sense investment that will help protect air quality, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create new economic opportunity for farmers. I am pleased that, with the bipartisan support of the House and the Senate, we will continue to grow this vital American industry.