"The 2016 hopefuls are already trekking to Iowa – just as the [EPA] is considering a reduction in the required percentage of ethanol in gasoline. … The ethanol requirement, conceived to encourage renewable energy, has been sustained despite its counterproductive effects … From 1988 to 2004, I was part of that process as an adviser to Democratic presidential candidates. I thought it was a no-brainer to stump for ethanol … [T]he ethanol mandate may be good politics, but it’s a putrid policy that pollutes the environment, propels global warming, … inflates food costs and imperils food supplies. …

"There’s one person who can transcend this and still sit in the Oval Office. … Obama … can lead the way not just to reduce the ethanol mandate, but to eliminate it. … Obama … is post-electoral; and by now he surely understands the false promise and the real dangers of corn-based ethanol." goo.gl/QvjfCz

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