Editorial: A dangerous compromise

Rumors circulated last week that oil industry representatives are ready to compromise with ethanol interests over additives for reformulated gasoline. Here's hoping they're not true.Some compromises just aren't right. This is one of them. The oil industry can't benefit from any dalliance in the subsidized world of agribusiness.Word of the possible compromise, reported by OGJ Washington Editor Maureen Lorenzetti, came from sources in Congress and environmental groups (see Newsletter, p. 7, and OGJ Online, Feb. 11, 2002). At this writing, none of the major oil groups had confirmed that a deal was imminent.Temptation, however, was strong. The Senate looked ready last week to ...

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