I have been exposed to the good, the bad, and the ugly both in people and policy during a half-century of environmental advocacy. One of the really ugly scams is the corn ethanol federal mandate. It forces Americans to use 15 billion gallons of ethanol in their gasoline that has been grown and then distilled from corn. Whether in your car, truck, boat, or lawnmower, Congress has dictated by law since 2006 that ethanol be blended into your gas so that 98% of gasoline now contains corn ethanol, most commonly a 10% blend called E10, but it can be as high as 15%.
Gerald Winegrad: The ethanol scam continues as U.S. ramps up production
May 6, 2022