Saturday, October 20, 2007

A Look Back at "Give Ethanol a Chance"

Three months ago, we posted a review and reaction to an essay by David Morris, co-founder and vice-president of the Institute for Local Self Reliance, entitled, Give Ethanol a Chance: A Case for Corn Based Fuel.

In it, he asks "How did the use of ethanol end up alongside tyranny and torture as an evil to be conquered?". He noted how this clean burning renewable fuel has become the target of environmentalists, even though it solves many of the problems that have been identified as a problem. He then lays out the many reasons why ethanol should be embraced as a step towards a better future for our nation's energy independence.

We were reminded of David's essay while reading noted environmental blogger Nathanael Green's "The Time is Right to Work Together".

While we don't always agree with every environmental point, there so many common areas that there has to be a way to move us from the real dangers of dependence upon a limited fuel like oil, bought with our money from hostile countries planning to do us harm.

So while some in the environmental movement wring their hands over how evil they see America's move towards biofuels, they're succeeding in ensure that we really do energy "the wrong way".

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