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Ethanol and the law of unintended consequences

April 6, 2008 · · Filed Under Alternative Fuels, Bio-Diesel, E85 Flex-Fuel, Fuels, Governments, Oil Industry, Oil Refining 

Fuel or folly?

Cinnamon Stillwell
Wednesday, April 2, 2008

In the pantheon of well-intentioned governmental policies gone awry, massive ethanol biofuel production may go down as one of the biggest blunders in history. An unholy alliance of environmentalists, agribusiness, biofuel corporations and politicians has been touting ethanol as the cure to all our environmental ills, when in fact it may be doing more harm than good. An array of unintended consequences is wreaking havoc on the economy, food production and, perhaps most ironically, the environment.

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