Ethanol Ravages Forests and Water Supplies

The Wall Street Journal has an editorial today discussing all the ways that expanded ethanol production resulting from costly federal ethanol subsidies is harming the environment and devouring scarce water supplies. If ethanol production expands as much as the ethanol industry seeks, the world’s forests could end up being destroyed, increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases. Ironically, the heavily-subsidized ethanol industry falsely claims that ethanol production will reduce global warming.