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The Ethanol Scam

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Date: May 26, 2009 - 07:57 AM
Drive a car? Then you might want to see this businessweek article and call your congressman:

Pushed into it by the corn growers' and ethanol refiners' lobbying organizations, today the EPA is starting to go through the public comment phase on increasing the level of ethanol in our gasoline from 10% to 15%. Time and time again we have heard from these groups, who now claim that there is zero scientific evidence that a 15% blend of ethanol would do any damage whatsoever if the mandate for ethanol were raised. As with all statements made by vested interests, few outsiders have actually taken the time to look and find out whether this statement was true.

In fact, it's false.

Not one mechanic I've spoken with said they would be comfortable with a 15% blend of ethanol in their personal car. However, most suggest that if the government moves the ethanol mandate to 15%, it will be the dawn of a new golden age for auto mechanics' income.
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Yeah. It's like that. Call your Congresscritter and make some noise. And read page two well; he goes into detail on the number of ways "ethanol" blends do damage to your car's engine.

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