But while federal support for ethanol appears to be as unstoppable as it is misguided, some individual states have shown the kind of backbone that could lead us toward a smarter energy policy. In June, Florida repealed its Renewable Fuel Standard, which mandated that gasoline contain 10 percent ethanol. And in May, Maine lawmakers approved a bill banning ethanol in gas, and asked the federal government to do the same.
A number of us tried telling everyone the big downside to ethanol over five years ago, saying the same things that it has taken everyone else years to figure out. Welcome on board, now it's time to get Washington's attention.
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