Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Corn Fed Politics

In a statement that provides at least some hope that Congress might regain its sanity on at least one aspect of energy policy, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin admitted that ethanol mandates have contributed to drastic increases in food prices, both in the U.S. and worldwide.

Sen. Durbin emphasizes that this admission, which runs counter to the continued claims of the ethanol deniers but is recognized by everyone else, does not mean that he is for changing the ethanol program.

That is not encouraging, but the first step toward reform is admitting that one has a problem. At least Sen. Durbin has gone that far.

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