Results tagged farm+bill

High Country News: Some states recognize that corn ethanol is a bum deal

In late June, the Supreme Court refused to hear a challenge to the EPA’s program to raise the ethanol content of gasoline from 10 to 15 percent, thus clearing the way for adding more ethanol to gasoline.

Slate: The One Issue Republicans and Democrats Can Agree On

Ethanol is a failure in virtually every way. It takes more energy to produce it than the fuel provides, disrupts food supploes because so much of the corn crop now goes to ethanol, it costs taxpayers billions of dollars in subsidies and increases the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.