Biofuels, Food, or Wildlife? The Massive Land Costs of U.S. Ethanol

Biofuels, Food, or Wildlife? The Massive Land Costs of U.S. Ethanol By Dennis AverySeptember 21, 2006; Competitive Enterprise Institutehttp://www.cei.org/gencon/025,05532.cfmThe high price of fossil fuels, environmental concerns, and geopolitical instability in some major oil-producing nations have spurred intense interest in the United States in alternative fuels, especially from renewable energy sources.  While popular with environmental activists, [...]

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Corn-Based Ethanol

Corn-Based Ethanol By Fran SmithJune 14, 2007; Competitive Enterprise Institutehttp://www.cei.org/gencon/025,05976.cfm A Case Study in the Law of Unintended Consequences A boom in ethanol production is taking place today for variety of reasons.  Undoubtedly, the most significant factor is government support and subsidies for biofuel production.  The rationale for subsiding biofuels arises from a convergence of [...]

2017-01-17T09:22:28+00:00September 21st, 2007|News|Comments Off on Corn-Based Ethanol

Ethanol is a Budget Buster

Ethanol is a Budget Buster By William YeatmanJuly 31, 2007, Competitive Enterprise Institutehttp://www.cei.org/gencon/004,06075.cfm Increased Mandate and Subsidies Would Raise Food Prices and Strain Federal Budget News story after news story highlights the impact of ethanol mandates on food prices in grocery stores across America. The story line is familiar. Ethanol is made from corn, and [...]

2017-01-17T09:22:28+00:00September 20th, 2007|News|Comments Off on Ethanol is a Budget Buster

What the Gulfs low-oxygen dead zone means for you

What the Gulfs low-oxygen dead zone means for you By Robert MorrisSeptember 17, 2007, Daily Comet, Thibodauxhttp://www.dailycomet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070917/NEWS/709170308/1013GULF OF MEXICO -- The sun glinting off the wave swells was like a false promise, a trick of light that inspired fantasies of mighty fish and schools of shrimp below.Instead, the divers said as they surfaced, all they [...]

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Increased ethanol interest fuels risk of Gulf dead zone spreading

Increased ethanol interest fuels risk of Gulf dead zone spreading By Emilie BahrSeptember 17, 2007; New Orleans City Businesshttp://www.neworleanscitybusiness.com/viewStory.cfm?recID=20265 U.S. farmers planted the largest corn crop since 1944 this year after growing demand for corn-based ethanol helped propel corn prices to their highest level in more than a decade. But the expansion of corn production [...]

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SERIES OF ARTICLES FROM ABOARD THE PELICAN: Everything you wanted to know about the dead zone, but were afraid to ask

SERIES OF ARTICLES FROM ABOARD THE PELICAN: Everything you wanted to know about the dead zone, but were afraid to ask By Robert Morris;September 10 - 12, 2007; The Courier, HoumaCourier senior staff writer Robert Morris will be traveling into the Gulf this week with a team of scientists from LUMCON, the Louisiana Universities Marine [...]

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Rest of nation shouldnt be ‘zoned out

Rest of nation shouldnt be 'zoned out By EditorialSeptember 12, 2007; The Courier, Houma The issue: Dead zone.We suggest: No surprises.Shrimpers and crabbers in our area have really begun to feel the effects of the vast dead zone that annually plagues the Gulf of Mexico.Each year, spawned by sewage and farm runoff from the length [...]

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Dead zone affects us

Dead zone affects usSeptember 12, 2007; Daily Comet, Thibodaux Shrimpers and crabbers in our area have really begun to feel the effects of the vast dead zone that annually plagues the Gulf of Mexico.Each year, spawned by sewage and farm runoff from the length of the Mississippi River, the dead zone grows in the Gulf.The [...]

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Dead zone threatens fisheries

Dead zone threatens fisheries By Amy Wold, Advocate Staff WriterSep 10, 2007, The Baton Rouge ADVOCATE GRAND ISLE — The “dead zone” area of low oxygen in the Gulf of Mexico hurts fish, shrimp and all kind of other organisms. This year, it’s directly hurting fishermen, said Dean Blanchard, owner of Dean Blanchard Seafood Inc., [...]

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