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Thursday, April 26, 2012


Just what we need - more Big Ag subsidies. Converting food to fuel is expensive, yields little energy but dramatically drives up the cost of food and fuel. Shame on Breitbart's Jeff Stier for saying there is nothing wrong with the government increasing ethanol mandates. Of course, ethanol subsidies are wildly embraced by Republicans and Democrats so for Breitbart to beat up on ethanol is the same as beating up on Republicans.
The Environmental Protection Agency has fast-tracked the approval of a 50 percent increase in the amount of ethanol that can be mixed into the fuels we use in our cars and other engine-run vehicles, such as boats and snowmobiles. There's nothing necessarily wrong with such a major increase in ethanol, (from 10% to 15% total,) but the law requires and common sense dictates that the EPA test the new fuel mix in all engines in which it would be used, to make sure it works properly and doesn't damage the engines. The lawsuit alleges that EPA failed to properly do so in approving use of so called E15 fuel.
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