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States take action against ethanol mandates

On Friday, September 13, California became the most recent state to take action against ethanol mandates. The state legislature unanimously passed AJR 21, which urged Congress to enact the RFS Reform Act of 2013, to alleviate the impact of rising feed costs for California dairy and poultry farmers.

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.