Thursday, September 13, 2018

EPA Waivers Could Rob $20 Billion From Ethanol Demand

 Sonja Begemann

Over the next six years, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) refinery exemptions could steal 4.6 billion gallons of domestic ethanol demand—resulting in nearly $20 billion in potential sales lost, according to a recent analysis by the University of Missouri Food and Agriculture Policy Research Institute (FAPRI)...MORE

Notice the title says "rob" and the column says "steal".

If there is any theft here, it was the government-coerced purchase of the 4.6 billion gallons of ethanol, robbing the consumer of choosing the product of their choice. If the government forced you to give 10 percent of your labor to a neighbor, and then removed that requirement, would you be "stealing" from your neighbor?

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