Op-ed: The US Biofuel Mandate Does More Harm Than Good

On March 12, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a new rule to allow the year-round sale of E15 fuel, a gasoline mixed with biofuel produced from corn. The ethanol industry trumpeted these changes as a boon to the environment, arguing that gasoline with ethanol added will clean up emissions from transportation fuel.

Yet despite decades-old industry promises that ethanol cleans up emissions, research shows these claims don’t hold true…

Read the full op-ed as it was published by RealClear Energy.

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