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Letter: Putting ethanol in gas is wasteful, destructive

Putting ethanol in gas is wasteful, destructive

Now that we have an oil glut, why don’t we stop adding ethanol to gasoline? It was a bad idea to begin with. The cost to produce it and the damage to the environment, not to mention the damage to motors from lawn mowers to autos, is excessive. Why add it and then sell additives to counteract the negative effects? It’s government-subsidized and benefits only the corn producers. Can’t we find something else to use the corn for? Hmm, maybe food.

Andrew Halsey

Eden