“Like it or not, ethanol is coming to the nation’s gas tanks, courtesy of the U.S. Congress.

A measure requiring the corn-based fuel to be added to the gasoline supply is expected to survive a challenge in the Senate this week, despite objections from lawmakers representing coastal states. They say that transporting ethanol from the Corn Belt to the East and West coasts could drive up prices at the pump and that the plan serves no purpose other than to curry favor in some politically important Midwestern states.”

And it also provides a renewable home-grown source for fuel and cuts reliance on foreign sources. A good idea, I’d say!

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