The editorial about ethanol, “Policies could add fuel to gas-crisis fire” (5/21), stated that we could be “at the mercy of the corn industry.” Are we not now at the mercy of the oil companies? How much mercy are they showing?
Wouldn’t ethanol production provide competition in the marketplace and help keep gas prices down?
Yes, there are some problems with ethanol, but I believe these problems can be solved.
President Kennedy committed this country to going to the moon in the ’60s. The country rose to the occasion. Why can’t we rise to the occasion to declare our independence from foreign oil?
When Kennedy gave his speech, no one had ever gone to the moon. Brazil, on the other hand, has become independent of foreign oil.
I believe we can become foreign-oil independent, if we could just find someone to lead us there.