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  1. Balto Bill

    Balto Bill said, about 2 years ago

    No real environmentalist ever thought ethanol was a solution to global warming.

    The use of ethanol as fuel came from Agri-business lobbying congress to use ethanol to replace oil imports back when we got most of our oil from the middle east.

  2. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, about 2 years ago

    @Balto Bill

    No real environmentalist THINKS, period.

  3. retpost

    retpost said, about 2 years ago

    I use gas from stations that use No ETHANOL: cost 10%more but 20% increase in millage.

  4. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, about 2 years ago

    “We have a Congress that won’t legislate, an infrastructure that’s collapsing, a climate bomb set to go off. We won’t solve the immigration crisis even as desperate children throw themselves in the Rio Grande. Income inequality threatens to make a great democracy into an oligarchy.” Tim Egan
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    Time to turn off Fox talk radio and vote and DO something as a people, people. Enough of Waiting for Godot.

  5. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    “There was an old lady who swallowed a fly…”

  6. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, about 2 years ago

    but, cheap gas. to some people, gas is more important than water

  7. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    As a classic car nut, and an Environmental Coordinator, with degrees in biology, the corn ethanol “solution” was the dumbest thing ever done since the 55 mph national speed limit on cars DESIGNED to be most efficient at between 60 and 70 mph on the highway. (lighter, better aero, and gearing and engine design like variable valve timing and cylinder selection).


    My classic btw cannot run ethanol, or it destroys the carburetors, not just a matter of worse mileage.


    However to the toon as well,eutrophic lakes and rivers are NOT good things, and our ag practices, along with climate change caused by OUR actions, are leading to more disasters, and if nothing is done, it will only get worse. Lethaly.

  8. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, about 2 years ago

    “Then they should be against Ethanol and for Fracking.”
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    So just a different method of poisoning our water, then?
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    So many other ways we could power our vehicles, but we’re addicted to the ease of oil, and damn the consequences.

  9. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Harley, yes, fracking HAS been used in some places quite safely, for yes, decades. HOWEVER: it has also led to horrible consequences and damage to watersheds and lands in Montana, Wyoming, Utah, and other places. The oil/gas companies were allowed to rewrite regulations during the “W” administration, just as for offshore oil drilling, and the consequences are potentially very dangerous.


    As to wetlands? 90%+ of the original wetlands in the United States have been eliminated, notably, the most critical and sensitive ones, because they made the mistake of being where folks (mostly rich) or corporate entities wanted to build residences, communities, and yes, factories and nuclear plants close to water. Likewise, over 90% of original forest lands have also been harvested, and second or third growth plantations etc do NOT present the biodiversity of the originals.(Making them MORE vulnerable to disease, insects, and fire.)


    As the old stupid margarine ad said, “It’s not nice to (try to) fool Mother Nature.”

  10. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 2 years ago

    We won’t get rid of corn-made ethanol. Corn grows in Iowa. Iowa has the first caucuses to vote for a presidential candidate. So we can’t alienate farmers in Iowa, regardless of how worthless ethanol fuel is.

  11. DGF999

    DGF999 said, about 2 years ago

    The circle of life….

  12. Nos Nevets

    Nos Nevets said, about 2 years ago

    Green Al G is behind this?
    An inconvenient truth?

  13. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    So your theory is that the fertilizer in Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska, where the bulk of corn is grown, is washed into the Mississippi river valley, from which is travels upstream until it comes to the the Ohio river, and then it goes further upstream and follows the tributaries of that river upstream, climbs out on land, runs across the ground and crosses the divide into the smaller streams feeding Lake Erie, whence it causes a green algae bloom?
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    You’re right. The theory of climate change is based on very bad scientific thinking!

  14. echoraven

    echoraven said, about 2 years ago

    @retpost

    Interesting. I’ve used it on my motorcycles (they are not too fond of ethanol) but never in my car. Presently I’m getting 33mpg (small car), I’d love to see what ethanol free gas does…

  15. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @TJDestry

    “So your theory is that the fertilizer in Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska, where the bulk of corn is grown, is washed into the Mississippi river valley, from which is travels upstream until it comes to the the Ohio river, and then it goes further upstream and follows the tributaries of that river upstream, climbs out on land, runs across the ground and crosses the divide into the smaller streams feeding Lake Erie, whence it causes a green algae bloom?”

    Well that fertilizer runoff certainly couldn’t have come from all that farmland to the north and east of Toledo. Oh, wait. It could.

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