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Harkin says "I can tell you unequivocally, Obama supports ethanol"

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"I can tell you unequivocally, Obama supports ethanol, he has a long history of support for this," Harkin says. "I believe he was touting the wind energy thing yesterday simply as a manufacturing type of a process, getting manufacturing jobs shifted from one type of manufacturing into another to provide more energy for this country."

 

Harkin, a Democrat, says ethanol supporters are working with the federal E-P-A on raising the blend level of the current 10% ethanol to 90% gasoline mixture to being a 15% ethanol blend. He says that would be a plus for all Iowans involved in the industry -- from the farmers to the producers and the consumers.

 

"We want this based on science," Harkin says. "We know. We've had the data. We've had good research into this that 15% has no affect whatsoever on internal combustion gasoline engines. Probably the best thing is to let the science rule and not have opponents, oil companies and others, coming up and say they made that decision because of political pressure and stuff from Obama."

 

 

Still say we end up with E13

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Thats what I want as well GT ..we have to have the vehicles though..few are going to setup pumps unless they know the pledged E85/Flex fuel vehicles are really coming..

 

Does Obama support the massive and quick permeation and assimilation of high ethanol blend fuels?

 

THAT will put me to work a lot faster.

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Obama may "support ethanol" but what does that mean?

 

Making it just another medium to low priority item in an un-focused laundry list and lumping it in with alt-energy schemes like natural gas, electric, or hydrogen that aren't as good, aren't ready yet, or are outright frauds, or even worse, stuff like solar and wind that are totally irrelevant to getting off oil?

 

Or bad-mouthing corn ethanol, and kicking the can down the road for years by making cellulosic ethanol the be-all and end-all?

 

Either is not much better than useless.

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