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The Hill: Renewable fuel standard mandate is a failed policy

Corn ethanol is forcing its way into the marketplace and is likely increasing greenhouse gas emissions, according to the National Academy of Sciences. In fact, corn-based ethanol nearly doubles GHG emissions over 30 years and increases greenhouse gases for 167 years.

The Hill: Frustrations mount in RFS debate despite simple solutions

A Congress Blog post explained how the RFS effectively established corn ethanol as the “practical” fuel of choice for RFS compliance, and then proceeded to slam those who coped with the policy as best they could by making that very choice.

The Hill: The Renewable Fuel Standard: Causing more harm than good

Since RFS’ inception, corn demand has continued to increase as fuel producers are forced to adhere to the policy. And as fuel and food producers vie for corn supply—even amid drought conditions—grain costs have risen an astronomical 275 percent since the policy was implemented.

The Hill: Repeal or reform the RFS

By 2017, combined U.S. and Canadian imports will be less than three million barrels a day of crude oil – half of current levels. But all this good news begs the question: why are gas prices still so high?

The Hill: No doubt about it: ethanol mandates hit food producers hard

In the past six years, skyrocketing costs have forced at least a dozen poultry companies to stop operations, file for bankruptcy or sell off assets, in some cases to foreign competitors.

The Hill: Take the RFS off the menu

The RFS has set off a multi-billion-dollar chain reaction throughout the U.S. economy that heaps additional food and commodity costs on farmers, food manufacturers, chain restaurants, food retailers and, ultimately, American consumers and families.

The Hill: Renewable fuels: Due for a reality check

As prices at the pump climbed over the previous decade, biofuel proponents lobbied to replace oil with home-grown biofuels. Some major environmental organizations — enthralled by the prospect of growing energy instead of drilling for it — threw their weight behind the effort.

The Hill’s E2 Wire: Report: Energy Production Threatens to Strain Nation’s Water Supply

A Government Accountability Office report calls for the Energy Department to institute an oversight program to evaluate water availability and use by energy producers. It notes the Energy Policy Act of 2005 required the department to implement a similar program, but has so far failed to do so.

The Hill’s Congress Blog: EPA’s Four-Gallon Minimum Mandate

The latest mandate handed down from the Environmental Protection Agency now mandates how much gasoline you must buy at certain gas stations. Say hello to the Obama Administration’s four gallon minimum.