Friends of the Earth: Ethanol Industry Toots Its Own Horn, Ignores the Cost of Ethanol to Taxpayers

May 15, 2012

Today the Renewable Fuels Association, a trade group for the ethanol industry, released a report claiming corn ethanol reduces gas prices at the pump.

It is no surprise that a report bought by the corn ethanol corporations champions their industry. The Renewable Fuels Association claims are dubious at best.  The real cost of ethanol is being born by the American public and the environment.

Consumers are paying more at the grocery checkout line and suffering engine damage from the use corn ethanol. Ethanol is also costing us the land, water, and air that we – and our children – depend on. You can’t measure the cost of pollution at the gas pump.