Please don't press my ethanol buttons... I don't care for the stuff as a retail motor fuel. I do however have a bottle of Buffalo Trace in the cabinet where ethanol shines in one of its best roles ....
If you like your E-85 you can keep your E-85. And if you have a pre-existing condition you can have E-85 for the same price as everyone else. It will be cheaper and more people will finally have access to E-85. You have the government's word on that.
Way to go! Can't seem to find E85 for less than $2.15 in my area. E15 is a dime higher, and E10 a dime higher than E15. Using the E15 right now. No real mpg change from regular or E10 in my pickup, so best bang for the buck right now. Unlike last year, where the spreads were much more, this year in my area the spread in pricing on E85 is not large enough to compensate for the mpg loss.
Well, now fellas, to be fair, ethanol use does reduce the amount of gasoline used, be it from foreign oil or home drilled. Very few vehicles lose mpg at the level to the ethanol, i.e. 10% mpg loss on E10 or 85% mpg loss with E85. Bush may have had a hand in things, but ethanol blended fuels have been readily available since the late 70's. My first use was in 1978. Long before Daddy Bush or Baby Bush were in office. Even with the mpg loss of ethanol blends, there is a net reduction and offset to refined gasoline usage.