AP: More Than 1.2M Acres Of Grassland Lost Since Federal Gov't Required Gasoline Be Blended With EthanolRobert Malsam nearly went broke in the 1980s when corn was cheap. So now that prices are high and he can finally make a profit, he's not about to apologize for ripping up prairieland to plant corn.
Environmental Group: Corn Ethanol 'An Ecological Disaster'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.
API: Putting 15 Percent Ethanol Fuel Into Vehicles 'Could Leave Millions Of Consumers With Broken Down Cars'It's a dilemma for drivers: Do they choose a gasoline that's cheaper and cleaner even if, as opponents say, it could damage older cars and motorcycles?
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