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Anything and anyone who uses corn.
Is feeling the drought and that has led some governors to ask the federal government to use less corn for one specific purpose.
Here's correspondent Doug -- With record -- destroying crops across the country corn prices are up 60% causing a worldwide ripple effect.
Governors from Maryland Delaware and North Carolina and Arkansas Democrats all.
Have now asked the EPA to waive the 10% ethanol requirement for gasoline.
It's universally acknowledged that ethanol is raising the prices of food it's not lowering the prices of gas in May in fact be raising prices of gas.
I'm and -- having a devastating environmental effects -- terms of cultural pollution.
Coastal dead -- may be increasing because of the runoff from fertilizer intensive corn crops the Director General of the UN food and agriculture organization Jose -- -- of the Silva.
Has called for a suspension of ethanol mandates to.
Fearing the price spikes in US corn exports may lead to starvation in the poorest nations if the administration -- not yet acted to waive the mandate.
What I can tell you is did the EPA has made clear that they're working closely not closely rather with the Department of Agriculture to keep -- On yields.
And they will evaluate all the relevant information when assessing that.
And asked recently about waving the red -- deputy White House communications director Jen Saki.
Said this -- president Obama's ethanol view quote he absolutely believes in it he thinks it's a driver of the economy here and a key component of renewable energy.
It 2008 the EPA denied a similar waiver request from Texas governor.
-- it's a combination of politics.
Lack of a desire not to look weak.
A desired not to look anti environmental.
A desire to never retreat and they don't want to acknowledge that their policy has caused pain.
That pain is not -- among corn growers they've been making record profits since the ethanol requirement was imposed.
The corn belt also includes key swing states and neither party wants to risk losing those votes.
Threatened Doug thank you --
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