The Economist Indicts Corn Ethanol - Forgot to include the Economist which is very very 'Liberal'
Rather than rig things still further, as the farm lobby would like, there is one simple fix the EPA can do to ease matters for motorists. That is to relax (or, better still, abandon) the purchasing schedule for corn-based ethanol. The EPA has the authority to do so. If it refuses, then Congress should act to do so instead. The ethanol mandate is clearly wasteful, does environmental damage, contributes to higher food prices at home and abroad through the misallocation of agricultural resources, and is a needless tax on everyone who drives in America. Time for it to go.