A com­mon re­frain on ethanol

The Denver Post - - NEWS -

With the Iowa cau­cuses next week, it’s worth count­ing how many can­di­dates of ei­ther party have re­fused to pan­der to the corn- based ethanol in­dus­try so pop­u­lar in the state.

Just two. Only Repub­li­cans Ted Cruz and Rand Paul man­aged to at­tract the in­dus­try’s ire for fail­ing to en­dorse con­tin­u­ing the waste­ful, costly and eco­log­i­cally de- struc­tive Re­new­able Fuel Stan­dard, which man­dates ethanol be mixed with gaso­line.

Don­ald Trump pan­dered worse than any­one. Ac­cord­ing to The Hill, he says “fed­eral reg­u­la­tors should in­crease the amount of ethanol” blended into gaso­line. Trump may say he’s dif­fer­ent from other politi­cians, but in this in­stance he’s very much the same.

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