The hills of southern Iowa bear the scars of America’s push for green energy: The brown gashes where rain has washed away the soil. The polluted streams that dump fertilizer into the water supply.
Even the cemetery that disappeared like an apparition into a cornfield.
Part of the feel-good response (this one courtesy of the Bush administration) to the Church of Climate Hysteria preaching is to mandate more ethanol be added to gasoline. That requires more corn to be planted. Which brings about consequences.
The consequences are so severe that environmentalists and many scientists have now rejected corn-based ethanol as bad environmental policy. But the Obama administration stands by it, highlighting its benefits to the farming industry rather than any negative impact.
Why should the president back off? It’s policy that’s based on the fact that the Iowa caucuses play a disproportionate role in presidential elections and the iffy science claiming that man is largely driving the climate change that has always happened. When you’re winging it to begin with there is no reason to adjust to reality.