Political Nutz

Observations on the pathetic state of American politics

Ethanol Lunacy to Continue?

It looks like federal subsidies for ethanol will continue for the next two years. A growing number of experts and former supporters, including Al Gore, have recognized that ethanol –especially corn-based ethanol— is neither an environmentally nor economically sound approach to reducing U.S. oil dependency.  But the corn lobby led by Iowa Senator Charles Grassley continues to get what they can for their local constituents and just won’t do the right thing for America.

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