The ethanol industry is firing back against the Associated Press after an investigative report that casts serious doubt on ethanol’s environmental benefits.

After months of investigative reporting, the AP released its findings that the federal mandate to blend ethanol into the fuel supply is harming the environment.

“We are trying to make sure that people understand the rest of the story,” said Bob Dinneen, president of the Renewable Fuels Association. “We are going through this article point by point by point and refuting opinions with facts… And I think when the whole story is out there, people will see this for what it it.”