Biden’s Ethanol Price Trick

President Biden could reduce prices at the pump by freeing up America’s oil and gas industry. Instead, it borrows a trick from Donald Trump: Boosting Big Ethanol.

On Tuesday in Iowa, Mr. Biden announced an environmental waiver to allow sales of gasoline blends with 15% ethanol (E15) this summer. The Clean Air Act prohibits it because higher ethanol blends can increase smog in hot weather. They can also erode older car engines, gas pumps, storage tanks and pipelines.


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