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JT

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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 12:01:00 AM

Should there be temporary changes in requiring ethanol-blended gasoline in light of the current drought impact on the corn crop?
Suspend the ethanol mandate
Reduce the ethanol percentage
Reduce import tariff on ethanol
No, repeal the mandate permanently
No, do not change current rules

Post your thoughts about this poll below.
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jdevlin
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 8:11:49 AM

no ethanol
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dongo50
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2013 1:32:17 PM

no ethanol.
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achung53
Veteran Author Orange County

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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2013 10:52:42 AM

Reduce the ethanol percentage
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reefer
All-Star Author London

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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2012 4:00:42 PM

They take the ethanol out then feed the remaining product to the cow.Simple and less gassy cows LOL Cows are not going to bed hungry.I don't like ethanol in my gas but you can ether burn it off or use it in gas.It's a byproduct.



[Edited by: reefer at 12/30/2012 4:04:47 PM EST]
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sonicmustang
All-Star Author Alberta

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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 7:26:15 AM

Suspend the ethanol mandate
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1Lorane
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2012 7:30:30 PM

No
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artsyviolet
Rookie Author New York

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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2012 6:44:47 PM

Flexibility might be necesary. Anyway, I heard corn is not good for the soil, maybe another crop.
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lala29817
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2012 2:51:43 PM

no.......
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gizmojoe
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 9:18:11 PM

no
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easydriver11
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2012 2:07:53 PM

eliminate ethenol
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kel2b
Rookie Author St. Louis

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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2012 1:10:28 PM

no requirements and mandates benefits them not us
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NakedDriver
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2012 11:28:54 PM

ə repeal the mandate ə
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23kimbo
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2012 8:43:32 PM

Something needs done.
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tailpipeFL
All-Star Author Tampa

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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2012 2:23:01 PM

Not only that, I'm sure you dont even want to hear about the price of an ear.
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Shoreline12
Rookie Author Ohio

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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2012 2:26:43 PM

The mandate should be repealed. I'm guessing even the Einstein's we have in Congress now can figure out the subsidies have had the opposite affect as originally intended. Around here farmers even get paid to NOT put crops in the ground - AMAZING - ALL SUBSIDIES on the books need to be review and tweaked by the fiscally responsible ( tall order with OUR government officials ).
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travelnblond
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 1:51:35 PM

It absolutely should be suspended.
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miser709
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 4:36:10 PM

bayfieldkid, I second that.
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bayfieldkid
Rookie Author New Mexico

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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 12:00:13 PM

That's bunch of crap. Burning up our food supply to haul our fat asses around
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ChristianTechMD
Sophomore Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 7:01:34 PM

The ethanol mandate was and is one of the worst energy policies ever implemented in the USA.
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dongo50
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 3:33:35 PM

No, repeal the mandate permanently. should also make low lead for people that need it.
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jellybelly72
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 10:13:21 PM

At first I said suspend it but, now let's repeal the mandate
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jerrylane
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 4:04:05 PM

At a minimum they should suspend the ethanol mandate this year. With corn losses expected to exceed 50%, not doing so is going to have a substantial impact on food prices. In this economy, the last thing we need is major inflation at the grocery store due to ethanol.
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cajundriver2012
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 2:45:32 PM

I believe that the land use for this ethanol crop, which is a waste of time and money, should be reverted to crops that will feed the people. The drought is here to stay and get ready for soaring food prices. What a waste of water for no profitable return.

All that money spent on ethanol should be turned over to research for crops that use a minimal amount of water to produce food.

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rescuer
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 12:09:23 PM

Too bad I missed this one. I've done some research on ethanol. It is in no way cost efficient. Even vehicles designed to run on E85 get fewer miles per gallon doing so. The decrease in mileage is greater than the reduced cost. It does not pay. In addition we get higher costs on other corn related products. As with most Government mandates it is a lose lose proposition.
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RedRider1OK
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2012 10:33:13 PM

Ethanol sucks and that is one of the reasons why it has to be mandated. The other reasons involve politics, votes and kickbacks. Get rid of the mandate permanently and let the free market reign.
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ayscfr
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2012 12:58:35 AM

I believe using ethanol in as is a bad. It drives up food prices.
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repseng
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2012 11:54:28 PM

No comment
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zantor
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2012 10:08:57 PM

seems reasonable. wish there was an option for unsure
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bobeano
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2012 8:23:42 PM

Is any change in the mandate really going to have any effect on what you pay at the pump? The drought impact on corn will defiantly give the food manufacturers a reason to increase food prices that they will not reduce during bumper crop years or at any time in the future. Once the grocery prices go there is little change. So give he hard working farmers of america a chance to make a little extra and help thin out the fat wallets of the middle east.
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Car_Lover
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2012 8:20:08 PM

No, repeal the mandate permanently!!
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evilpopeye
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2012 7:23:11 PM

by using up to 10% ethanol blend,this reduces the amount of oil you consume thus the storage and reserves are higher,so the price of oil drops on the nada is currently building large solar farms just outside brockville,ontario and wind farms just outside kingston ontario.
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prcoqui
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2012 6:30:03 PM

Repeal the mandate
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Bonanza
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2012 6:17:22 PM

No, repeal the mandate permanently
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grampsguy
Sophomore Author Pennsylvania

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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2012 6:11:52 PM

Suspend the ethanol mandate.
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repseng
Sophomore Author Twin Cities

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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2012 6:00:43 PM

No
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chui
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2012 5:05:50 PM

no................
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SuperMoto
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2012 4:53:04 PM

Repeal!
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leebloome
Rookie Author Grand Rapids

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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2012 4:50:49 PM

Do ANYTHING that will LOWER our gas prices! ANYTHING!
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zacksnanny
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2012 2:32:58 PM

Suspend the ethanol mandate
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AnObserver
Champion Author New Jersey

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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2012 2:16:29 PM

Don't use corn for fuel - use it for food DITCH ETHANOL
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HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2012 12:38:00 PM

STOP IT
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Volvodude04
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2012 12:30:39 PM

Just another way for the government to control our lives.
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Volvodude04
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2012 12:30:38 PM

Just another way for the government to control our lives.
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RMarkW
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2012 12:18:13 PM

Reduce the ethanol percentage
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AlTraveler
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2012 11:31:05 AM

No, repeal the mandate
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dongo50
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2012 10:38:38 AM

eliminate ethanol completely.
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dongo50
Champion Author West Virginia

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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2012 10:38:29 AM

eliminate ethanol completely.
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keo
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2012 9:59:06 AM

repeal
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Titanic1985
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2012 9:40:58 AM

Hello Bill8177. You said, "Reducing ethanol would increase price." I am puzzled about this issue. My local truckstop sells E0 and I use it. The prices since April, when they began selling it, have varied from below E10 to as high as $.45 above E-10. Currently, it is $.02 above Pemium. It is confusing as this and one other station are changing prices up to four times a day. Still, E0 enables my 2012 Chevrolet Sonic to get up to 41 MPG which is much better than E10. The vehicle is rated at 25/35 MPG with a small notation on the window sticker that 41 MPG is possible (I think they are referencing the smaller 1.4L engine with a 6-speed manual). I have a 1.8L with a six-speed automatic transmission. With the turbo, a $700 option, the 1.4L gets the same HP, 138, but does have a bit higher torque. I opted for the 1.8L and no turbo. The turbo, by the way doesn't require premium fuel, just regular.
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Lbro
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2012 9:06:30 AM

need alternatives, got to think outside the box!
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