When the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 was signed, a bill that mandates ethanol fuel blending, there was supposed to be a report issued to Congress every three years, discussing the effects ethanol had on the environment and the economy. However, this has not happened according to the Inspector General for the EPA, after being pressed by the Associated Press regarding these studies. The agency just ignored the instructions.
The Act was signed by President Bush, but the implementation and the follow-up studies fell squarely on Obama Administration's shoulders. AP discovered that the administration never did the studies to see whether the water and air quality had benefited from “adding the corn-based ethanol to gasoline”.
This new audit verified that the Obama administration, in failing to do the study of ethanol and making certain that these new regulations did not create more problems in other areas making them worse, while only addressing one.
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