As Trump Touts Ethanol, Scientists Question the Fuel’s Climate Claims

At a crucial moment in ethanol policy, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is doubling down on its argument that ethanol is better than conventional fuel.

Shortly after touring an ethanol plant in Iowa this week, President Donald Trump stood in front of a crowd of farmers—a group of people who have every right to be upset with him.

Trump’s trade war with China has bashed the struggling farm economy, but the president came to Iowa to share some popular news:  His administration will allow the sale of more gasoline containing higher blends of corn ethanol.

“We celebrate the bright future we are forging together, powered by clean affordable American ethanol,” the president said to cheers.


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Original Title: As Trump Touts Ethanol, Scientists Question the Fuel's Climate Claims
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