Skip to comments.Trump Sides With Farmers In Battle Against Refiners
Posted on 10/09/2018 4:17:49 PM PDT by bananaman22
The Trump administration announced a major policy change in an effort to win back farm country, allowing the year-round sale of a higher concentration of ethanol.
Coinciding with a campaign stop in Iowa, President Trump announced the lifting of the ban of E15 during summer months, a significant win for the corn and ethanol industries. Up until now, E15 cannot be sold during the summer because of smog concerns. Ethanol producers saw their share prices skyrocket on the news.
The decision comes after roughly 18 months of damaging policies to the agricultural industry. Former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt became public enemy number one for the ethanol industry last year, even as many people in agriculture-heavy states supported Trump, as Pruitts agency repeatedly undermined the market for ethanol.
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ethanol, the worst ‘fuel’ ever invented.
It’s good for room heaters and buffet tables.
For automotive general service, ethanol is poor in efficiency, causes more pollution and damages engines.
Sessions was first strike.
Ethanol is strike two.
Ultra bad news for sure!
Ethanol destroys engines like nothing else can, and for no good reason.
Methanol is worse.
E0 is the way to go.
Trump is wrong on this. Oh, well.
Ethanol is food or drink, not fuel. At least, so far, I have a reliable E0 station to supply my small engine needs. But, my cars would be happier with a higher energy content fuel - like pure gasoline.
Burning food in a hungry world does not make a lot of sense.
Trump is wrong on this. But let’s face it. Most people have not had to clean a carburetor.
My classic bike just threw up in its carbs a little...
Just don’t force us to use it it! Screw BIG government, be it Demon or Public...
Trump IQ drops from Brilliant to Idiot.
1. Corn prices rise. Corn used to feed livestock. Other food prices rise. Shortage of corn based products.
2.Mileage drops. Many more repair issues. Older vehicles and even newer small engines incompatible. Extremely poor life of stored Gas.
3. Energy used to produce Ethanol exceeds its energy output.
4. More smog.
Growing corn to make alcohol to mix with gasoline makes NO sense.
Alright guys, this is war. It is a war against China and we have to be good Americans and take a few lumps. I don’t like ethanol either but for now it beats a shooting war.
We can’t let our farmers go broke and be dependent on other countries to feed us.
I knew I forgot one.
5. Does not even work in the free market. Must be subsidized by the taxpayer.
That’s too bad. Farmers sold their corn for feed before all this ethanol crap showed up. Does anybody know what percentage of ACTUAL Iowa family FARMERS are involved, as opposed to big corporate farms?
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