President Trump, ethanol is bad for your voters
President Trump, ethanol is bad for your voters.
"And we’re going to work for new technologies to be more efficient."
Perdue made the announcement flanked by two Republican Iowa lawmakers, wearing a pin that could take the award for best or most obscure special-interest lobbying swag.
It read, "Don’t mess with the RFS," referring to the federal requirement that the nation’s gasoline supply be diluted with massive amounts of ethanol — 19.3 billion gallons of the stuff annually.
In 2007, as governor of Georgia, he dumped $6 million into a company that claimed it could economically produce the fuel from wood chips.
The company quickly consumed the taxpayers’ funds and went out of business in 2011.
Despite his support for the ethanol lobby on the campaign trail, Trump had shown at least a few signs that he might be willing to derail the ethanol gravy train.
He chose an EPA administrator who had previously sued the EPA over the ethanol mandate.
Its mass production (40 percent of all corn grown in the U.S. is for ethanol) causes more water pollution and increases carbon emissions.
Last year’s election should have demonstrated that the ethanol industry is a paper tiger.