The Political Geography of Congressional Ethanol Support

Via Knowledge Problem:  The geography of ethanol’s support in Congress.

The post has two maps worth examining.

The conclusion:

If you are among those few people who still believe U.S. ethanol policy is driven by something other than the demands of the U.S. ethanol industry, then you might be surprised. For the rest of us: no surprises here.


h/t:  OTBer Christopher Lawrence.

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Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter


  1. I think everyone agrees this is a colossal waste of money, but we will see if it is at least on the chopping block in the House. I somehow doubt it.