E85 Pipe Dreams

While I usually applaud politicians thinking big and having dreams, there are some dreams that are worth crushing. One of these dreams is that of ethanol-based fuels for mass-market automobiles. I have long dismissed ethanol and ethanol blends as simply another wasteful use of our public money in the form of subsidies and also environmentally and economically dubious. The wonderful group of researchers at FactCheck.org agree and bust some of the dreams of leading Democratic presidential hopefuls in the process.

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