The latest post from the Environmental Working Group looks at reports and analyses to come to the conclusion corn ethanol is NOT a renewable fuel.
Big ethanol was dealt a serious blow in the Iowa Caucus when an open opponent of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) won the GOP contest by historic margins. Now, people across the country are learning the truth about ethanol-blended fuel mandated by the RFS. As the election moves to key boating states, such as Florida, the truth is clearer than ever.
It was not a surprise that many Iowa Caucus candidates pandered to Big Corn and the ethanol lobby in the lead-up to February 1. For several presidential cycles, kissing up to King Corn has been considered a necessary part of the Iowa political calculus, right up there with visiting the State Fair. But this year turned conventional wisdom on its head.
When it comes to Iowa, this “ethanol echochamber” is by no means new – but for the first time, the Smarter Fuel Future campaign is quantifying it.
As Democrat Bob Shrum and Republican Liz Mair explain, it’s time for politicians to stop pandering to the ethanol lobby in Iowa.
Another year has come and gone, and thanks to the hard work of our supporters, we have made significant progress in the fight to reform the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).
If you’ve seen any of our recent posts, you may find yourself asking, “What do moose have to do with the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)?” The answer is, “A lot.”
As President Obama speaks out against climate change at the 21st session of the Conference of Parties, or COP21, his administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is doubling down on ethanol mandates, a supposedly environmental policy that actually raises emissions.
After hearing numerous Floridians explain the negative impacts of ethanol mandates, we hope it became clear to the candidates that something needs to be done.
It’s time the GOP candidates give voters a clear answer about this important policy issue.
With Election Day only a year away, it’s more important than ever for you to speak up for the things you believe in. This can mean waiting to vote in the next election, or it can mean using your voice now.
This Friday, as we honor World Food Day, we are reminded of a harsh reality: what should be a basic human right is inaccessible to many.
As a coalition of diverse organizations representing environmental, anti-hunger, consumer and business interests, Smarter Fuel Future is committed to spreading the truth about the innumerable negative impacts and unintended consequences of the government-imposed ethanol mandates created by the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).
This election season, with so many presidential candidates vying for our country’s highest office, it’s more important than ever to understand the federal policies that affect our daily lives.
While environmental conversations may be happening through many different channels and among many types of people, one thing is clear: people of all stripes are ready to act for positive environmental change.
As we move into the second GOP debate of the 2016 presidential election, you may wonder: Why should I care about this issue right now?
If you’re looking to safely fuel your boat this Labor Day weekend, there’s a good chance you may be out of luck.
It’s like clockwork. Every four years, a new presidential election cycle ramps up and each time, no matter who is running, Iowa becomes the centerpiece of political discussion.