Despite the negative effects and abject failure of ethanol, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has decided to force more of it into our fuel in 2015 and 2016.
The only ones who will benefit from this are those who grow corn and produce ethanol, and possibly their political friends in Washington, D.C. who receive something under the table. Ethanol-blended fuel is less efficient than regular gasoline. It’s also harmful to the environment and has caused millions of dollars in damage to outboard and other internal combustion engines.
And by mandating that more ethanol be used in gasoline, EPA increases the likelihood that even more engines will be destroyed.
Go here to speak out against the decision.
And check out this posted at Boating:
- Corn ethanol does not lower CO2 compared to gas.
- Corn ethanol causes a larger dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico.
- Corn ethanol leads to nitrogen fertilizer polluted ground water.
- Corn ethanol leads to pollution from pesticides.
- Corn ethanol leads to plowing of grass lands to add corn fields.
- Corn ethanol leads to destruction of forest lands to add corn fields.
- Corn ethanol is increasing the Ogallala Aquifer depletion.
- Corn ethanol pollutes the air with formaldehydes and acetaldehyde.
- Corn ethanol use leads to higher levels of ozone pollution.
- Corn ethanol is often distilled using coal as a heat source.
- Corn ethanol distillers exhaust high levels of VOCs (volatile organic compounds) pollution.