Simply as we all know it received’t be lengthy earlier than Iowa climate modifications, we are able to all the time depend on it not being lengthy earlier than Adam Sullivan writes his subsequent column towards ethanol.
Most not too long ago he criticized Iowa Democrats for calling out Ted Cruz whereas he was within the state not too long ago for relentlessly working towards the success of Iowa biofuels. He chalked up the social gathering’s help of ethanol as political and cynical, however Sullivan couldn’t be extra improper.
Is it cynical to face up for a key sector of Iowa’s economic system that helps practically 40,000 jobs and contributes billions to the state’s GDP? It’s enjoying politics to level out that Cruz is probably the nation’s most well-known adversary towards the expansion of biofuels?
Sullivan’s assertion that Iowa Democrats have solely not too long ago began supporting ethanol in response to former President Donald Trump’s stance on the problem is simply foolish. Former Sen. Tom Harkin and former Reps. Leonard Boswell and Dave Loebsack could be shocked to listen to such an assertion.
A current Harvard University study discovered ethanol reduces greenhouse gasoline emissions by practically 50 p.c in comparison with gasoline. Iowa biofuels are getting cleaner with every passing 12 months and Iowa’s leaders throughout social gathering strains can see that.
Iowa’s leaders see, as Sen. Chuck Grassley likes to say, ethanol is nice, good, good. The one one being cynical and enjoying politics right here is Mr. Sullivan and it’s simply improper, improper, improper.
Iowa Renewable Fuels Affiliation