As state Auditor Dave Yost has pointed out, a "green" program requiring state agencies to use blended biodiesel fuel in vehicles is costing taxpayers dearly.
In the Department of Transportation alone, the mandate adds about $800,000 a year to fuel bills, an audit determined.
State legislators approved the rule in 2006, during a time when they and too many others were not questioning claims that alternative fuels could save money.
Now we know better.
Ohioans cannot afford to support the social engineering agenda behind so many "green" requirements. Yost is right: Members of the General Assembly should rescind the biodiesel mandate - and all others that add to the expense of government and sometimes, the cost of living for Ohioans.