Tuesday Truth #39: EPA Reaffirms Vital Role of Ethanol

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In a draft ruling today from the Environmental Protection Agency, ethanol was hailed for its ability to improve our environment and end America’s dependence on foreign oil. Here are some facts:

  • In order to help secure America’s energy independence, the EPA rule calls for the production of 15 billion gallons of ethanol by 2015.
  • The rule from the EPA concludes that grain-based ethanol reduces direct greenhouse gas emissions by more than 60% compared to gasoline.
  • Additionally, the EPA reports that increasing production of biofuels will reduce dependence of foreign oil by more than 297 million barrels per year.
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