HB 1270, which requires a 10 percent ethanol standard for gasoline in Missouri by 2008 will be signed this week by Governor Matt Blunt.
This not only will strike a blow for energy conservation and Missouri corn farmers, but it also stands to make a mint for the governor's baby brother, lobbyist Andrew Blunt.
Fired Up Missouri, the Democratic blog run by former Carnahan staffer Roy Temple, broke the news of Andrew Blunt's involvement in a company investing in an ethanol plant.
The younger Blunt will also cash in on the ethanol law from another angle. As The Turner Report first noted Feb. 15, Andrew Blunt added a new client that day, AGP, a company, AGP, which builds ethanol processing plants.
The governor also stands to benefit since he has received major donations from AGP and Kutak Rock, an Omaha, Neb. law firm which counts among its major clients, you guessed it, ethanol interests.