A group of corn state senators decided to take political hostages over the EPA’s recent proposal to make modest reductions to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) biodiesel mandate, and it appears those strong-arm tactics have been rewarded.
On August 25, 2016, the National Parks Service (NPS) is celebrating its 100th birthday – an incredible milestone marking a century of stewardship in our parks. But as NPS prepares to blow out the candles, we can’t help but imagine what we’d wish for if we were in their boots…
Those who tout the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) as a “green” policy are onto something. The RFS is definitely green — unfortunately, it’s the kind of green that creates algal blooms that harm ecosystems and marine life.
Is summer fun being put on notice? The Renewable Fuel Standard is siphoning the fun out of many outdoor activities you know and love. If it’s not reformed, it could wreak havoc on a season meant to be spent outside, enjoying nature and relaxing with friends and family.
16 million more acres is so large, it is almost unfathomable. But don’t worry – we’re here to put it into perspective for you.
Recent reports from CNN and the Washington Post show that corn crops may be increasing humidity in the Midwest due to the phenomenon of “corn sweat.”
Our latest data visualization shows the increase in corn and soybean plantings in the United States from 2005-2015, using 2005 as a baseline.
Our recent analysis of data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture points to our worst fears: the ethanol mandate is a driving force in the radical transformation of the U.S. agricultural landscape in the years since the RFS was instituted.
With the release of the 2017 renewable volume obligations (RVOs), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has demonstrated once again that it has not learned from its past errors.
The latest post from the Environmental Working Group looks at reports and analyses to come to the conclusion corn ethanol is NOT a renewable fuel.
While environmental conversations may be happening through many different channels and among many types of people, one thing is clear: people of all stripes are ready to act for positive environmental change.