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January 22, 2016

After 10 years of the ethanol mandate, the negative effects of the policy are clear, but politicians continue to pledge allegiance to the broken policy in Iowa.

As Democrat Bob Shrum and Republican Liz Mair explain, it’s time for politicians to stop pandering to the ethanol lobby in Iowa.

From raising the food bill for working-class families, to paying more at the pump because ethanol packs less energy than gasoline, the RFS’s myriad of unintended consequences have affected people from all walks of life.

Shrum and Mair may not agree on most things, but when it comes to the RFS, they find themselves fighting for the same cause – to reform a broken policy that has caused more harm than good in the country.

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