Because of the ever-increasing pump prices, there’s talk of making the switch to alternative fuels like ethanol. In Washington, Senator Bond is pushing legislation that would guarantee an increase in the production of ethanol. He says dependence on foreign oil is hurting all of us because of the rules of supply and demand.Despite the Senator’s endorsement of ethanol, some groups — including the Missouri Association of Corn Growers — claim there are retailers who are buying ethanol at lower prices but failing to pass along those savings to consumers.