Since Bush signed the production of corn-based Ethanol into law, the Obama Administration has faithfully carried out what has become a cosmic joke of "green energy" and the resulting disaster it has had on the American environment. The Associated Press recently did a huge expose on the debacle as outlined in this fascinating article:
With the Iowa political caucuses on the horizon in 2007, presidential candidate Barack Obama made homegrown corn a centerpiece of his plan to slow global warming. And when President George W. Bush signed a law that year requiring oil companies to add billions of gallons of ethanol to their gasoline each year, Bush predicted it would make the country "stronger, cleaner and more secure."But the ethanol era has proven far more damaging to the environment than politicians promised and much worse than the government admits today.
I always knew Ethanol was a scam by the corn industry (who also orchestrated the mass production of high fructose corn syrup in place of natural sugar), but I never knew just how complicit the Obama Administration was in its implementation until now. Fortunately, the pressure from environmental groups and media attention has resulted in the Obama administration scaling down the production of Ethanol as seen here:
This is just another notch in a long list that illustrates how the Obama Administration has carried on an era of signature Bush legacies that is sadly tragic. The wars continue, Wall Street greeds on, the Patriot Act stamps on our U.S. Constitution, and the environment continues to be raped by ethanol and hydraulic fracturing. There is a lot of good the Obama Administration can do in its second term without the input of Congress, and I have yet to see any signature executive orders from the President to change these circumstances.