The ethanol lie

Newsflash: [President Donald Trump is proposing removing restrictions on the sale of gas with 15 percent ethanol. Ethanol is made from corn, so farmers support the move, but there are concerns about air pollution. The price at the pump might only go down a few cents if the restrictions are removed.
President Donald Trump wants to allow sales of gasoline with 15 percent ethanol, known as E15, year-round. Current law prohibits the sale of E15 during the summer, gas in the summer must contain no more than 10 percent ethanol, because the higher ethanol gas can produce more smog in warmer weather.
Farmers are lauding Trump’s plan because it would increase the demand for corn, a welcome change since prices have dropped due to Trump’s trade tariffs. An expected potential increase in ethanol demand from China has been stalled by China’s retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods. Although the percentage change could reduce the cost of a gallon of gas at the pump, the price difference is likely to be minimal.]
Nowhere in the article is the mention of the harm done to engines by ethanol. Make no mistake, ethanol will cause parts of your engine to rust and it doesn’t help get better mileage.
White supremacist Earl L. Butz must be dancing in his grave, now that another idiot is following in his footsteps. Butz is the moron who came up with high-fructose corn syrup for the exact same reason to help the corn industry. Now the corn industry will spend millions on misinformation campaigns to convince consumers and health care professionals of the safety of their products.

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