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Dimwit Energy Policies, Record Corn Prices

woodie144 Wrote: Aug 11, 2012 2:59 PM
(continued) 2) getting oil to market (pipelines), 3) stopping environmental policies that make it so natural gas is piped back into the ground in Alaska (see online booklet "The Energy Non-crisis" by Lindsey Williams, which discusses how the environ'mental'ists, and uber left--Jimmy Carter & his fool minions--used every trick in the book to foil the oil pipeline through Alaska in the 1970's, and then told them rather than put a second pipeline atop the first for that gas, they should instead pipe it back into the wells), among other things.

The price of corn is at all all-time high because of extreme drought conditions in the US coupled with the hottest July temperatures since records began 117 years ago.

Inane Policies

US policy mandates production of ethanol for blending in gasoline. That ethanol comes mostly from corn.

Diverting corn crops to inefficient ethanol production has members of the Group of 20 leading economies – including France, India and China – concerned about the US ethanol policy.