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Biofuels – Snake Oil for the Twenty-First Century


Arnold W. Reitze Jr.


University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law

2009

Oregon Law Review, Vol. 87, p. 1183, 2009

Abstract:     
Biofuels made from corn or soy beans are heavily subsidized by Federal and state governments based on claims that their use improves environmental quality and reduces the U.S. dependency on foreign oil supplies. This article refutes these claims and documents how the farm lobby aided by money from ethanol producers results in numerous subsidies that cost the American taxpayer more than $6 billion a year with costs projected to triple by 2022.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 76

Keywords: biofuels, ethanol, biodiesel, alternative fuels

JEL Classification: A13, K32, K34. L51, L52, N50, Q18, Q20, Q42, R58

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Date posted: February 20, 2010  

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Reitze, Arnold W., Biofuels – Snake Oil for the Twenty-First Century (2009). Oregon Law Review, Vol. 87, p. 1183, 2009. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1554647

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Arnold W. Reitze Jr. (Contact Author)
University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law ( email )
332 S. 1400 East Front
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0730
United States
801 581 6833 (Phone)

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