There is ethanol in the CA gas. I can only speculate on why it isn't talked on much. I would make the assumption that a lot of the mentality is more democratic and attempting to support a "cleaner" system - and supporting what the government pushes and accepting it as good. There is also more influence from corn farmers in that direction and this would create an acceptance as well. As stated, all assumptions and I can't say there is anything necessarily bad about it - just different than my perspective.