Dinneen: Op-ed perpetuates myths about American ethanol

04/18/2013 | EthanolRFA.org/The E-Xchange blog

An op-ed by Institute for Energy Research CEO Robert Bradley advocating the repeal of the Renewable Fuel Standard contains misleading statements about the RFS and American ethanol, writes Bob Dinneen, president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association. Increased ethanol use is putting downward pressure on gasoline prices, lessens greenhouse-gas emissions and cuts reliance on imported oil, Dinneen notes. Contrary to Bradley's claims, U.S. ethanol production doesn't use the kind of corn intended for human consumption and doesn't drive up food costs, and E15, which has undergone extensive testing, is safe to use in 2001 and newer model years, Dinneen states.

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