Supporters of ethanol mandates made a lot of promises when their policy was made into a law, one of them being that ethanol-blended fuel is better for the environment. In fact, research continues to show that the opposite is true.
The reality is that ethanol requires massive amounts of land and water to produce, and it generates more lifecycle emissions than gasoline. Colorado scientists estimate that refining a gallon of ethanol-blended gasoline requires between 170 and 220 gallons of water, versus five gallons of water used to refine traditional gasoline.
You can help stop these negative impacts on our environment and help preserve our resources. Tell Congress to act now and change a policy that does more harm than good.