Comedian and former "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno appears to be opposing a federal mandate for blending ethanol in the nation's gasoline supply.
But proponents of the corn-based gasoline additive are not laughing at Leno's proposal.
Leno, one of California's best-known auto enthusiasts, keeps about 130 classic and other collectible cars in his Burbank garage. He slammed the controversial additive Wednesday in Autoweek magazine, in an article titled "Can't We Just Get Rid of Ethanol?" Lenojoins a growing bipartisan coalition — including Democrat Dianne Feinstein, the Golden State's senior senator — calling for the ethanol program to be abolished.
The article was published just weeks after Feinstein and her GOP co-signer from Pennsylvania Pat Toomey introduced a bill Feb. 26 that would abolish the corn ethanol "mandate" under EPA's flagship green fuels program known as the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).