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The American Interest: Oh, the RINsanity!

Concern over the blend wall has refiners snatching up RINs, ethanol credits available to fuel refiners looking to meet government-mandated biofuel production targets, causing the price spike. It’s not only the refiners that are buying up the credits, Wall Street has also taken an interest.

The American Interest: Biofuel Boondoggle Just Won’t Quit

Corn-based ethanol starves the world’s poor and increases greenhouse gas emissions, yet the US is intent on propping it up with ill-conceived mandates.

The American Interest: Ethanol Is a Threat to National Security

As a way to save the planet, not many policies are worse than government-backed ethanol. It’s bad for the economy, bad for the environment, doesn’t reduce greenhouse gases, and has led to rapidly rising food prices.