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Stop the Destruction of Monarch Butterfly Habitat

Growing corn for ethanol has already caused the destruction of huge swaths of prairie grassland habitat that vulnerable monarchs depend on for survival. As currently written, the law calls for increasing amounts of biofuels made from soybeans and other crops, threatening even more habitat loss.

We cannot let this happen. Congress has an opportunity this year to change the law to protect and restore grassland and other wildlife habitat—while continuing to benefit farmers and the agriculture economy. But your members need to hear you want changes that will help the monarch, or they may not act.

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I Support Changes to Protect Wildlife in the Federal Ethanol Mandate

Growing corn for ethanol has already caused the destruction of huge swaths of grassland habitat that vulnerable monarchs depend on for survival. As currently written, the law calls for increasing amounts of biofuels made from soybeans and other crops, threatening even more habitat loss.

I ask Congress to reform the Renewable Fuel Standard to require less crop-based fuels, enforce existing land protections, and invest in protecting and restoring grasslands and other wildlife habitat.

These changes will allow truly sustainable fuels to replace crop-based fuels that have devastated our scarce, remaining native prairie, giving monarch butterflies and other species the chance to thrive once more.

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