Ethanol mandates: bad news for consumers

The federal Renewable Fuel Standard subsidizes ethanol and forces it into our gasoline market–good for ethanol producers, but bad for our gasoline consumer markets.

We need gasoline; we don’t need ethanol that can be harmful to production facilities and to our vehicles, and it makes them less efficient costing us more to drive.

Yet, the ethanol pushers want government to force more of their low quality product on refineries and gas station owners.

Nan Swift, writing in the Washington Examiner, explains why we shouldn’t allow Big Ethanol to continue to pressure government so they can enjoy special deals at our expense.


About R. E. Smith Jr.

Mr. Smith writes essays and commentary on politics, American history, environment, higher education and culture. He's been published in print media and at blog sites for about 25 years. Smith's formal education includes B.S. and M.S. degrees from the State University of New York and Syracuse University. He has earned a 21-credit hour Certificate in Professional Writing from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. Training/work experience: NYS Ranger School; U. S. Army, Corp of Engineers; soil scientist and forester with USDA; Assoc. Professor at SUNY; real estate agent; small business owner.
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