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If You Follow the Science, It's Senseless to Boost the Corn Ethanol Blend

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Last week saw the launch of a new web property by a coalition of environmental and business groups who take a dim view of plans to raise the ethanol content of gasoline to 15%. The site, Follow the Science, marshals the overwhelming scientific evidence to deliver a focused message to the Obama Administration and Congress to not raise the corn ethanol blend limit by 50%. That evidence clearly points to corn ethanol's adverse environmental effects, its potential to damage vast numbers of gasoline engines, and its problematic impact on the cost of food and feed. As a member of the coalition, the Environmental Working Group contributed two reports it released in 2009 to the site. They are titled: Ethanol’s Federal Subsidy Grab Leaves Little For Solar, Wind And Geothermal Energy and Ethanol-Gasoline Fuel Blends May Cause Human Health Risks and Engine Issues. Go here for the full Follow the Science site.

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