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Ethanol has problems; there should be a review

November 14, 2013
Gary Andersen, Lee Smith , Fairmont Sentinel

The Associated Press has conducted a comprehensive look at the ethanol industry and its analysis more than suggests an environmental disaster. An AP investigation says the industry - touted as friendly to the environment and a way to combat global warming by reducing use of fossil fuels - has wiped out millions of acres of conservation land, destroyed wildlife habitat and contaminated water supplies. The AP is citing specific examples, largely related to altered farming practices, as those who own land seek to cash in on the ethanol boom.



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