Plan to repeal Fla.'s ethanol mandate is a bad idea, exec says

01/13/2013 | Bay News 9 (Tampa-St. Petersburg, Fla.)

Florida state Rep. Matt Gaetz is crafting legislation that would repeal the state's E10 mandate. However, Eric Draper, executive director of Audubon of Florida, says eliminating the mandate is not a good idea. Ethanol is "not the final solution to our energy needs, but it certainly can supplement our energy needs. If a choice is between ethanol and having to get oil from overseas or having an oil spill on our beaches, I'm going to choose ethanol," Draper said.

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