The New Hampshire House has passed a bill that would ban the sale of corn-based ethanol in the state. Earlier the House Science Technology and Energy Committee voted down the piece of legislation, however, Representative David Campbell spoke up for the change and the House agreed, 237 to 87.
"My pitch was this was how the state could send a message that the ethanol mandate raises prices on our gas and is a windfall profit for the corn growers and the big agri-farms in the Midwest," Campbell said.
Campbell says one of the keys is that New Hampshire would be the third New England state to vote this way, so they would be creating a viable market without corn-based ethanol. The ethanol industry must now fight an unexpected battle in the New Hampshire Senate.