Now that the caucuses are over, maybe somebody can tell Iowans the truth about ethanol:
Using a more realistic measure of cost per miles driven, [Professor Emeritus Don Elliott] shows that a vehicle running on E85 needs 40 percent more fuel to go the same distance as one burning gasoline, and E85 would cost 9.6 percent more per mile driven. On the pollution issue, he figures in the emissions from the fossil fuels used to produce the ethanol as well as the greenhouse gasses E85 produces. When looking at the total pollution produced by each fuel, he computes E85 produces 15.5 percent more greenhouse gasses per mile.
Is there not one Democrat or Republican brave enough to tell us that the Emperor of Corn has no clothes?