Inconvenient Fact: Science Concludes Ethanol Mandates Harm Environment, Worsen Emissions

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October 15, 2015

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).

Defenders of the ethanol mandates justify the policy on environmental grounds, claiming it protects the earth and combats climate change—but science doesn’t back them up. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) own data shows that ethanol mandates increase  emissions and diminish air quality.

Backed by peer-reviewed science, this ad campaign aims to shed light on the fact that one of the premier green policies of the past decade isn’t green at all.

It’s time to face the inconvenient facts: the RFS is broken and it’s time to do something about it.

Instead of ignoring the problem, we want policymakers and government officials to listen to the science about ethanol mandates and join the thousands of voices demanding reform or repeal of the Renewable Fuel Standard.

You, too, can join the conversation by going on the record against ethanol mandates today!

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