"At issue is whether to suspend a five-year-old federal mandate requiring more ethanol in gasoline each year, a policy that has diverted almost half of the domestic corn supply from animal feedlots to ethanol refineries, driven up corn prices and plantings and created a desperate competition for corn as drought grips the nation’s farm belt."
Do we feed people or some corporate profits? A humane civilization would not even have to be asked that question.
Ethanol is a net energy loser and a potential killer of real starving people.
The Arab Spring was about food prices and hunger. Starving people have nothing to lose.
Why is there even a question about this again? ....Oh yeah. Political favors for rich guys to make more money.
The choice is obvious, the delay in making it is insane. - Wes