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Ethanol Reduces Use of Imported Oil, Is Sustainable

Submitted by on October 9, 2014 – 3:33 pmNo Comment

by Douglas Durante (Clean Fuels Development Coalition/DelMarVa Now)  A recent column from Dan Ervin is so wholly lacking in facts, the author does himself a disservice.   The renewable fuel requirement supports U.S. agriculture and reduces dependence on imported oil — the same oil that finances international terrorism and druglords, and causes the nation to have a military presence in the Mideast that hits every American in the pocketbook — to say nothing of personal loss and sacrifice by service members.

The use of ethanol does neither raises food and grain prices nor increases gas prices. Corn prices are at a 10-year low, nearly below the cost of production. Recent studies show global food prices have been declining. Ethanol has a slightly lower energy content than gasoline, but is significantly less expensive.  READ MORE and MORE

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