Comments for: Ethanol takes a hit, finally

Posted Nov. 20, 2013, at 11:16 a.m.

Once touted as a climate-friendly renewable alternative to foreign oil, the corn-based liquid ethanol has been exposed as an environmental and economic mistake. Lured by federal subsidies, Midwestern farmers have devoted millions of acres to corn that might otherwise have been devoted to soil conservation or feed-grain production. Meanwhile, a …

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