Is Lowering Ethanol Levels A Good Idea?

The Environmental Protection Agency announced last week that it intends to reduce the target for renewable fuels in 2014. For instance, the 15.2-billion-gal. target for 2014 for ethanol distilled from corn and biodiesel from soybeans is less than the original target of 18.15 billion gals. established in the legislation. This week’s online poll question is: “Is EPA’s Proposal For Lower Ethanol Levels A Good Idea?” Be sure to leave your thoughts in the comments section after voting.

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Anonymous
on Nov 25, 2013

Ethanol from food crops is as bad as ObamaCare.

Anonymous
on Nov 22, 2013

The whole premise of calling ethanol from corn renewable is badly flawed. To produce it we are consuming fertilizer that is no more renewable than petroleum.

Anonymous
on Nov 22, 2013

Whenever government tries to "fix" the market place it results in chaos and unintended consequences. Government stay out of my market!

Anonymous
on Nov 22, 2013

Goverment determing winners and loosers has NEVER been a good idea. Repeal the whole RFS and the sooner the better! When will we ever learn?

Anonymous
on Nov 22, 2013

Who would put good "white lightening" in the gas tank??

Anonymous
on Nov 29, 2013

Thought I signed my comment. John Dykers

Anonymous
on Nov 22, 2013

Smart bunch on here.

Anonymous
on Nov 22, 2013

The Government should not pick winners and lossers .

Anonymous
on Nov 22, 2013

Good Idea

Anonymous
on Nov 22, 2013

There should be no ethanol mandate at all.

Anonymous
on Nov 22, 2013

Let the market decide.

Anonymous
on Nov 22, 2013

Gov't should mandate nothing unless it is to protect us from foreign invaders. The market might be slow, but it will tell us what is right if we give it a chance. If gas get to $10.00 per gallon, people and businesses will make different decisions than they are today.

Anonymous
on Nov 22, 2013

The government push for ethanol has caused corn prices to increase which has, in turn, caused many farmers in the country to break up ground that should never be plowed. This has increased erosion which has increased pollution and a host of other negative effects. In 50 years people will look back on this era of farming and wonder why we were so stupid. Kind of like we do today about the Dust Bowl farmers. Our soil is our most precious resource and we our squandering it.

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