E85 Worse For Environment Than Regular Gas?

The AP's Seth Borenstein is reporting that there's a Stanford study out this week using some kind of a computer model to claim burning ethanol's worse for the environment than burning straight gasoline. His model indicates an extra 20 people would die each year if "...all vehicles in the United States ran on a mostly ethanol fuel blend by 2020." Well, seeing as I can't find a station selling that level of corn-enhanced gas in a fuel tank's distance of where I live — I'm thinking his model's not so realistic. Plus, we'll all be in flying cars and stuff by then.

Ethanol may cause more smog, more deaths, study says [OCRegister.com]

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