Commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plants are operational -- with more under construction -- and ethanol keeps fuel prices down, contrary to claims made by The Washington Times' editorial board, writes Brooke Coleman, director of the Advanced Ethanol Council. The oil industry is trying to persuade lawmakers to repeal the Renewable Fuel Standard by spreading myths about the scarcity of cellulosic ethanol and blaming biofuel blending for higher fuel prices, when the opposite is true, he writes. "We know why oil companies don't like competition at the pump from cheaper, American-made nonpetroleum fuels. Why is that a problem for The Washington Times?" Coleman writes.

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