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24 Ethanol Realities

Proponents of the ethanol mandate promised Americans that their plan would save the environment; but 10 years later, America’s premier “environmental” policy is actually doing more harm to the environment than good.

Good Intentions, Failed Policy

In theory, the government mandate requiring that ethanol fuel be blended into America’s gasoline supply was intended to spur energy independence, reduce emissions and jumpstart rural economic development. Unfortunately, the RFS has failed to deliver on its environmental goals.

The Anti-Ethanol List Grows

Two Senators, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK), with almost opposite political points of view are coming together asking for reform on the ethanol mandate.

Stakeholder Press Call Previews EPA Hearing on RFS

On Wednesday, Dec. 4, a diverse group of stakeholders held a press call to discuss the EPA’s proposed reduction to 2014 biofuel blending requirements, as well as their individual policy objectives, as they seek to limit the various negative impacts of the RFS.

The Renewable Fuel Standard is Everyone’s Problem

Oil refiners oppose the ethanol mandate, but they are hardly the only ones who take issue with the policy. Environmentalists, tax payers, food producers and consumer protection groups of all types, anti-hunger advocates and even farmers have all spoken out against the RFS.

The Hill: Frustrations mount in RFS debate despite simple solutions

A Congress Blog post explained how the RFS effectively established corn ethanol as the “practical” fuel of choice for RFS compliance, and then proceeded to slam those who coped with the policy as best they could by making that very choice.

Domestic Fuel: EWG Has No Love for Corn Ethanol

During the recent Subcommittee on Energy and Power’s hearing to review the RFS as well as during a recent RFS briefing sponsored by the Advanced Biofuels Association last week in D.C., the Environmental Working Group (EWG) made it very clear that they have no love for corn-based ethanol.

Energy & Commerce Committee Hearing on RFS Stakeholder Perspectives

This week, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce held an extensive hearing on the effects of the Renewable Fuel Standard. Over the course of two days and three panels, diverse stakeholders testified on the many pitfalls of the ethanol mandates.

EcoWatch: Corn Ethanol Harms Consumers, Climate and Renewable Energy Development

The federal requirement to blend corn ethanol into gasoline is polluting America’s air and water, contributing to climate change, hurting consumers and hindering the development of cleaner biofuels.

Fuel Fix: Unusual allies fight renewable fuel standard

Humanitarians, environmentalists, farmers’ advocates and refiners on Monday came together to demand changes to a renewable fuel mandate they said is wiping out wetlands and driving food costs higher.

Environmental Working Group: Same Dirty Fuel, Same Dirty Tricks

Corn ethanol boosters held yet another pep rally today for a dirty, inefficient fuel that has eliminated jobs, increased the price of food and gas, damaged engines and increased pollution.

Environmental Working Group: Beware of New Ethanol Blend

If you make a mistake and put E15 in an older car, there's a good chance you'll run into big problems with your engine. And if you fill a gas can and use it in your lawnmower or outboard, be prepared to buy a new one soon.