Another recent study has found that biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, challenging Obama administration conclusions. This study found these fuels release 7 percent more greenhouse gases in the early years, as compared with conventional gasoline. The study deals a blow to ‘cellulosic biofuels’ which have received over a billion dollars in federal subsidies.
An unrelated Associated Press investigation last year found that the Environmental Protection Agency’s own analysis of corn-based ethanol failed to predict the environmental consequences accurately. But Democrats, beholden to their special-interest masters, are not content with driving food prices up with their ethanol mandates, even if they actually do nothing to alleviate ‘global warming’.
They insist we can’t drill for oil off our own coasts (though others can). We can’t access ANWR oil!
Can’t use our oil-shale either (we have the world’s largest supply). Can’t burn coal (we have a minimum 50 year supply)…too dirty! And we can’t build any nuclear plants…too risky. Hydroelectricity? Come on! Dams are unsightly and block fish migrations. Fracking? Nope. Well, Canada will sell us their oil, so no drilling/burning/nuclear waste/dams/fracking on American soil. A win-win, right?
Nope. What if the Keystone Pipeline somehow sprung a leak or offended a coyote?
Liberals love to say that even if we were to ok drilling or start building nuclear power plants or…tried to access and utilize any of our energy sources…it might take up to ten years to see any real benefits from these policy changes.
I’m pretty sure they said the same thing ten years ago.
And they sure don’t like that same argument when it’s brought up as regards legislation to curtail global warming or ‘climate change’!