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The Corn Ethanol Maze

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Sep 25, 2018 9:00 pm
  • 17:46

Guest: Tristan R. Brown, PhD, JD, Assistant Professor of Energy Resource Economics, State University of New York Every time American drivers fill up their gas tanks, corn farmers in Iowa get a paycheck. That’s thanks to federal fuel requirements and tax subsidies that see to it most gas for vehicles contains at least 10% ethanol. But there is not universal agreement than adding corn ethanol to gasoline is good for the environment or economy. So why are we still doing it?