Will the Ogallala Aquifer survive the biofuels boom?
March 14, 2008
The growth in biofuels demand
as mandated by the latest energy bill is going to drive lots of new demand
from corn as well as from other sources over the coming two decades. But producing that ethanol will require lots of water, including from places where water is scarce. That's likely to put considerable pressure
on the Ogallala Aquifer, upon which much of Nebraska relies.
last revised March 2008