Think ethanol is environmentally friendly? Think again
Editor's note: This opinion piece written by William F. Shughart II, the J. Fish Smith professor in public choice has run in several newspapers across the country, including the Kansas City Star, The Sacramento Bee, and the Anchorage Daily News.
Published Tuesday, Mar. 12, 2013
America's prairies are disappearing at the fastest rate since the 1930s' "Dust Bowl."
Given the pace at which U.S.
Driven in large part by government biofuel mandates on oil
refineries, U.S. farmers converted more than 1.3 million acres of
grassland into corn and soybean fields between 2006 and 2011, according
to a newly published study by scientists at South Dakota
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