RFS benefits U.S. economy, grain group exec says

12/14/2012 | Chillicothe Gazette (Ohio)

Oil and food industry groups continue to spread misinformation about the Renewable Fuel Standard, writes Tadd Nicholson, executive director of the Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association. The U.S. benefits from ethanol by displacing oil imports, and corn prices have a minimal impact on food prices, he writes. "[T]he ethanol industry supports more than 400,000 American jobs and is the most readily available and economical American-made renewable fuel on the market. Requiring ethanol be allowed access to the fuel market through the mandate of the RFS is the only way to break the petroleum monopoly that has kept ethanol and any other fuel from entering our fuel supply for decades," he writes.

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