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MichiganLive: Susan J. Demas: Democrats and Republicans should unite to end ethanol welfare

The corn-based fuel has long been subsidized by the government, which should rankle Republicans. It's worse for the environment than gasoline, which should irk Democrats. And ethanol has been shown to drive up food prices, because farmers are devoting more acreage to corn for fuel instead of food.

Michigan Live: Production of corn ethanol as an automotive fuel source should cease

The EPA case for E15, a fuel blend consisting of 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline, has completely fallen apart, as evidenced by the recent report from the AAA that E15 can cause accelerated engine wear and failure, resulting in costly repairs for unsuspecting consumers.