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Gasoline Additives / MTBE / Ethanol #191219

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 22, 2000
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(Studio: Kevin Newman) Evidence that the gasoline additive MTBE has polluted the nation's wells reported.

(Los Angeles: Judy Muller) The push by President Clinton's administration to replace MTBE with ethanol examined. [EPA administrator Carol BROWNER - calls for safe alternatives like ethanol.] [Illinois Corn Growers Association Leon CORZINE - promotes ethanol.] [California Representative Brian BILBRAY - explains why Californians oppose ethanol, which is made in the Midwest.] The powerful political role of Archer Daniels Midland, which controls half of the ethanol business, and the cost of ethanol farm subsidies to the taxpayer noted. [Senator Tom HARKIN - downplays ADM's role in ethanol.]

Muller, Judy;
Newman, Kevin

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