The Ethanol Mandate Should Not Be Expanded
Publication Date: March 2007
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): Ben Lieberman
Keywords: Energy and environment; gasoline; ethanol; fuel
Coverage: United States
Creating a 35 billion gallon ethanol mandate in the hope that technological breakthroughs will help to meet it is not responsible policy. Instead of trying to pick alternative energy winners and losers, Congress and the Administration should seriously consider repealing the ethanol mandate instead of expanding it and eliminate tariff and regulatory barriers to ethanol imports.