Politinerds: Marlo Lewis on ethanol and the Renewable Fuel Standard


On this week’s edition of Politinerds, Doug and I are joined by Marlo Lewis, senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. Marlo is an authority on energy issues, specifically the impacts of ethanol on both the economy and the consumer infrastructure which has to deal with ethanol blends because of government mandates. He brings us up to date on the history of the RFS and how we got into this mess in the first place. He’s also in tune with the way politicians have had to do the King Corn dance for years on end and how that will impact the GOP primary as we head into the 2016 elections. Tune in and get up to date on one subject which is sure to split the Republican field in the early months of the election.

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