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Monday, October 08, 2007

The Ethanol Scam

In a mailed political flyer referenced here, Rep. Jeremy Kalin (17B) declared:

As a legislator, Rep. Kalin chief-authored a bill that secured $200,000 for Chisago County to study the feasibility of a cellulosic ethanol plant in our country. Prairie-grass ethanol has been proven to be much more environmentally-friendly than corn-based ethanol.


The corn-to-ethanol scam and prairie grass or switchgrass-to-ethanol scheme is discussed in an article that someone recently sent to me. The Rolling Stone Magazine is not exactly a robust conservative sector in society so perhaps liberals will give an ear to its message. There is some unnecessary crude language in the article, but get past it to the analysis that it provides.

This article is a good starting point to challenge Kalin’s dream for Chisago County.

The Ethanol Scam: One of America's Biggest Political Boondoggles

The great danger of confronting peak oil and global warming isn't that we will....do nothing while civilization collapses, but that we will plunge after "solutions" that will make our problems even worse. Like believing we can replace gasoline with ethanol, the much-hyped biofuel that we make from corn.
Read the rest of the article by Jeff Goodell. It seems so many big-oil hating liberals have bought into big-corn.

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