Did you know? The Patriot Post is funded 100% by its readers. Help us stay front and center in the fight for Liberty and support the 2021 Year-End Campaign.

July 28, 2014

Ethanol Increase in the Offing?

Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) thinks the EPA will actually increase the blend requirements for ethanol when releasing its new mandate. “I believe the numbers will be bigger and that’s based not only on conversations with [White House adviser John Podesta] but my conversations with EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy,” Franken said. Thanks both to high prices and more fuel-efficient cars, Americans are using less gasoline than when the mandate was first implemented. Refineries already aren’t able to blend the required amount of ethanol without going beyond what’s recommended for vehicles. Ethanol corrodes engines, and it’s hardly controversial to note that it’s bad for the environment too. The mandate still exists almost solely because of the efforts of the corn lobby. It wasn’t long ago that the EPA relaxed the requirements for the first time in response to reality. If it’s true they’re about to double down, it would be not only disastrous, but insane. More…

Start a conversation using these share links:

Who We Are

The Patriot Post is a highly acclaimed weekday digest of news analysis, policy and opinion written from the heartland — as opposed to the MSM’s ubiquitous Beltway echo chambers — for grassroots leaders nationwide. More

What We Offer

On the Web

We provide solid conservative perspective on the most important issues, including analysis, opinion columns, headline summaries, memes, cartoons and much more.

Via Email

Choose our full-length Digest or our quick-reading Snapshot for a summary of important news. We also offer Cartoons & Memes on Monday and Alexander’s column on Wednesday.

Our Mission

The Patriot Post is steadfast in our mission to extend the endowment of Liberty to the next generation by advocating for individual rights and responsibilities, supporting the restoration of constitutional limits on government and the judiciary, and promoting free enterprise, national defense and traditional American values. We are a rock-solid conservative touchstone for the expanding ranks of grassroots Americans Patriots from all walks of life. Our mission and operation budgets are not financed by any political or special interest groups, and to protect our editorial integrity, we accept no advertising. We are sustained solely by you. Please support The Patriot Fund today!

★ PUBLIUS ★

“Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind!” —George Washington

The Patriot Post is protected speech, as enumerated in the First Amendment and enforced by the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, in accordance with the endowed and unalienable Rights of All Mankind.

Copyright © 2021 The Patriot Post. All Rights Reserved.

The Patriot Post does not support Internet Explorer. We recommend installing the latest version of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome.