Tax break fuels a lobbying fight over alternative energy

Snyder, Jim
May 2007
Hill;5/24/2007, Vol. 14 Issue 63, p18
The article reports on the lobbying fights triggered by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) decision to expand the eligibility for alternative fuel tax credit. The fight features a major oil company, a large chicken producer and a trade association of soap and detergent manufacturers. Animal fats displaces the need to import for additional oil and has environmental benefits. Soap manufacturers opposed to the move because it will rise the cost of animal fats which is used in making soap.


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