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THOMAS A. DASCHLE - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 04/20/1993 - HFSID 265939

TOM DASCHLE. Responding to skeptical New York Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, in a letter acquired from Moynihan's estate, he argues that ethanol fuel saves energy. Typed Letter signed: "Tom" as U.S. Senator, 1p, 7x9. On personal Senate letterhead. Washington, D.C., 1993 April 20.

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TOM DASCHLE.
Responding to skeptical New York Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, in a letter acquired from Moynihan's estate, he argues that ethanol fuel saves energy.
Typed Letter signed: "Tom" as U.S. Senator, 1p, 7x9. On personal Senate letterhead. Washington, D.C., 1993 April 20. To Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Washington, D.C. In full: "Pat. Inquiries were made in today's hearings about the net energy balance of ethanol. I didn't have the precise figures to answer the question at the time, but I did want to get back to you with those numbers. According to recent studies by the Oak Ridge National Laboratories and the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR), significantly more energy is contained in ethanol and other by-products than is used to grow corn and convert it into ethanol and its by-products. Specifically, the most recent ILSR study showed that: *The energy balance from average ethanol facilities today is 33 percent positive, for a net gain of 25.139 Btus/gallon; *Some plants operating today produce almost twice as much energy as they use; and *As state-of-the-art technologies are introduced, the energy produced will be about 220 percent greater than the energy used. [Boldfacing in original text.] Please let me know if you would like to review these studies, or if you have any other questions about the energy balance of ethanol. Sincerely,". Daschle has handwritten a postscript: "Naturally, I'd be willing to discuss this at length, if you wish, Pat." represented South Dakota in the U.S. House (1979-1987) and Senate (1987-2005). He was been Senate Minority Leader (1995-2001, 2003-2005), and Majority Leader (2001-2003), the youngest Senator other than Lyndon Johnson ever elected to that post. From 1989 to 1999, Daschle co-chaired the policy committee of the Democratic conference. Daschle lost his bid for re-election (by a very narrow margin) in 2004. An early supporter of Barack Obama's Presidential campaign, he was slated to become Secretary of Health and Human Services until tax-related issues de-railed his nomination. He remains active as an author and in leading advocacy groups. Senators of both parties from farm states are enthusiastic about ethanol fuel. DIRECTLY FROM THE SALE OF THE ESTATE OF DANIEL PATRICK MOYNIHAN (1927-2003). Moynihan served four terms in the U.S. Senate (1977-2001) as a Democrat representing New York. A prolific author, Moynihan held positions in the administrations of four Presidents: Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon and Ford. Estate inventory numbers in left and upper margins. Ink note (unknown hand) in upper right corner. Otherwise, fine condition.

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