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Would ethanol help the environment? Obama administration can't decide
Would ethanol help the environment? Obama administration can't decide

As President Obama looks to take legacy-defining actions while facing a hostile Congress, one of his more challenging decisions involves what goes into the fuel tanks of America’s cars. For months, the administration has dismayed innovators and environmentalists with its skepticism of requirements that gasoline contain escalating amounts of  ethanol. The untidy politics of ethanol -- an additive that has done a great deal to bolster the corn industry but has fallen short in delivering marketplace innovations -- have bedeviled the Environmental Protection Agency and put Obama at odds with longtime allies on the left. But while the administration keeps talking about rolling back...

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