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The Huffington Post: The Ethanol Mandate Needs to Be Reformed

An increasing number of lawmakers realize the RFS is unworkable and driving up the price of food and gas. The most recent Member of Congress to pile on is Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT), who called the ethanol mandate a "flop" this week and rightfully argued for serious changes to the program.

The Huffington Post: A Market in Desperate Need of Transparency

Wall Street has found another, more obscure, market to manipulate: ethanol credits. Fortunately, the EPA has the power to bring transparency to this marketplace -- it just needs to do it.

Huffington Post Green: Biofuels and Biomass Lose Favor: Investors Beware!

The DC Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the EPA, stating the agency has no basis for a three-year deferral that would have exempted CO2 from "biogenic" sources (ethanol, biomass, municipal wastes, landfill gases) from greenhouse gas regulations under the Clean Air Act.

The Huffington Post: Don’t Blame It on the Rain: The Ethanol Mandate Is a Bad Idea in Any Year

The long drought will have real consequences for the nation's food and energy markets. But it also creates an opportunity for Washington to take a hard look at the Bush-era mandate known as the Renewable Fuels Standard.

The Huffington Post: The Hidden Ingredient in Rising Food Costs

The U.S. is the largest exporter of corn in the world, but the latest USDA estimates are that we will be exporting 300 million fewer bushels due to tight supply and higher prices.