EPA to America: You will use more biofuels, and you will like it

posted at 7:21 pm on September 14, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

Because we apparently don’t have enough evidence of the adverse effects of forcing biofuels into the energy market by requiring traditional transportation fuel suppliers to purchase them, the Obama administration’s Environmental Protection Agency has decreed — oh no, not that they’re going to scale back on the renewable fuel standard biofuels quota — but rather that they’re going to force us to purchase larger quantities of biofuels, whether we like it or not. The Hill reports:

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Friday raised biofuels targets for 2013 despite an ongoing legal battle with the oil-and-gas industry on the issue.

Refiners will be required to blend 1.28 billion gallons of biodiesel — which EPA includes in its definition of “advanced” biofuels — into traditional transportation fuel in 2013, up from 1 billion gallons this year.

“This action, which meets goals designated by Congress, is another step that strengthens America’s energy security by reducing dependence on foreign oil,” EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson said Friday in a statement. …

“Over the past three years, we have doubled generation from renewable energy and today’s announcement by EPA will ensure that we are continuing to utilize biodiesel to help meet our energy needs, create jobs and strengthen the rural economy,” [Agriculture Secretary Tom] Vilsack said.

I feel like I am taking crazy pills. How many different examples of the unintended consequences of propping up the biofuels industry do we need before the federal government will admit that they’re wrong? Let’s see. Mandated biofuel quotas (the majority of the market for which is comprised of corn-based ethanol): 1) Produce questionable-to-negative environmental benefits, most notably because they encourage farmers to bring marginal land into production, which in turn stresses the water supply, increases pesticide use, and incentivizes people to chop down forests; 2) Cannot actually survive on their own in the marketplace because they’re more expensive and less efficient — hence why the federal government must mandate their usage — which drives up fuel prices and eats into Americans’ disposable income; and 3) Incentivize farmers to grow corn-for-fuel instead of corn-for-food, which can help drive up food prices, further cutting in on people’s disposable incomes. To name a few.

The suggestion that biofuels mandates are somehow helping to create jobs is downright idiotic. Sure, maybe there will be some more specifically rural jobs created, but across the board and in the long term, mandates like this artificially and unnecessarily make energy more expensive, which means Americans have less money to spend on other things. A.k.a., they make us poorer. And making Americans poorer does not create jobs, it destroys them.

The Obama EPA’s brazen contempt for basic economics is enough to make your head spin.

 


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Burn Baby Burn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

rob verdi on September 14, 2012 at 7:22 PM

” And making Americans poorer does not create jobs, it destroys them.”

So what’s your point…? - Obowma

Seven Percent Solution on September 14, 2012 at 7:24 PM

Burn your food, America! The EPA demands it, and you will comply.

Meanwhile, Back in Obamaville Time to take America Down!

Key West Reader on September 14, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Subjugation. Control of the masses. This is but another step.

predator on September 14, 2012 at 7:25 PM

So when do we finally say: ENOUGH! and tell them to pack it.

Rio Linda Refugee on September 14, 2012 at 7:25 PM

The Obama EPA’s brazen contempt for basic economics is enough to make your head spin.

Basic economics is no match for The Whine’s super awesomeness.

1) Produce questionable-to-negative environmental benefits, most notably because they encourage farmers to bring marginal land into production, which in turn stresses the water supply, increases pesticide use, and incentivizes people to chop down forests

EPA is conducting a war on the environment.

rbj on September 14, 2012 at 7:26 PM

Many Republicans support these huge agricultural subsidies.

I can’t picture Romney changing much.

V-rod on September 14, 2012 at 7:26 PM

America to EPA:

Don’t get too comfortable.

You will be unemployed in due time.

And your agency will be defunct.

With warmest regards (that is to say with GFY),

The American People.

That said, who does not have a horror story to share of this agency that seems to model itself out of some arm of the Third Reich?

turfmann on September 14, 2012 at 7:27 PM

So when do we finally say: ENOUGH! and tell them to pack it.

Rio Linda Refugee on September 14, 2012 at 7:25 PM

I’m afraid telling them isn’t enough. If Obowma wins in November words will be useless. Only action will suffice. Life will get ugly.

predator on September 14, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Obama stands on the hood of The Beast and Demands Fuel Efficiency

Heh

Key West Reader on September 14, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Corn-Holer Obama Must Go!

Pork-Chop on September 14, 2012 at 7:29 PM

should have an ear of corn sticking outta someones bunghole instead.

same same.

ted c on September 14, 2012 at 7:29 PM

Many Republicans support these huge agricultural subsidies.

I can’t picture Romney changing much.

V-rod on September 14, 2012 at 7:26 PM

I can. It may not be the most likely outcome, but he’s probably more likely than any other president to cutting them.

Count to 10 on September 14, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Well if you can put corn in your hind end to make a f..t, go for it epa! That would spin the planet!

We here in the US would like to eat foods/animals getting food from corn/and not have our military spend 26+$ on ‘green fuel’ for our ships! Did I leave anything out?
L

letget on September 14, 2012 at 7:31 PM

I feel like I am taking crazy pills. How many different examples of the unintended consequences of propping up the biofuels industry do we need before the federal government will admit that they’re wrong?

You are taking crazy pills if you think that these sorts of ideologues will ever admit they are wrong. They are on a sacred mission to save the world and if there are costs involved with that, then so be it.

sharrukin on September 14, 2012 at 7:31 PM

Heh, you guys act like Obama has a chance. He has about the same chance of one of surviving a one night stay at a KOA camp. Although I can see him surviving the cat calls at a transvestite show down in Key West.

/debatable.

Key West Reader on September 14, 2012 at 7:32 PM

But Obama and liberals lead in the polls? I guess Americans like Totalitarianism.

hawkdriver on September 14, 2012 at 7:32 PM

Here in OK, gas stations actively promote “100% gas No ethanol. We know the stuff is pure $hit. A friend of mine with a dash mpg dial showed 42 mpg in his malibu with 100% gas. He tried some E85 just for kicks and was showing 17 mpg. Ethanol is a hoax.

msupertas on September 14, 2012 at 7:32 PM

Higher fuel prices should take us back to the 1970s. Just where Obama wants us.

jaime on September 14, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Of course corn requires no energy to convert it to ethanol, right?

Room-temperature stills?

DarthBrooks on September 14, 2012 at 7:33 PM

OT: Scott Walker’s collective bargaining law struck down by federal judge.

andy85719 on September 14, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Key West Reader on September 14, 2012 at 7:32 PM

lol, you’re a funny girl.

How are we doing these days, KWR. You know we are always thinking about you.

hawkdriver on September 14, 2012 at 7:34 PM

But Obama and liberals lead in the polls? I guess Americans like Totalitarianism.

hawkdriver on September 14, 2012 at 7:32 PM

You forgot your tag.

Key West Reader on September 14, 2012 at 7:34 PM

Make that Dane County judge.

andy85719 on September 14, 2012 at 7:34 PM

Link: http://t.co/0uvODkZz

andy85719 on September 14, 2012 at 7:35 PM

But Obama and liberals lead in the polls? I guess Americans like Totalitarianism.

hawkdriver on September 14, 2012 at 7:32 PM

Easy hawk. Carter led, Mondale led, hell even Dukakis led. All of them into the late stages. This ain’t over–yet.

predator on September 14, 2012 at 7:35 PM

Here in OK, gas stations actively promote “100% gas No ethanol.

msupertas on September 14, 2012 at 7:32 PM

Here in TX too, not all over, but, it’s worth driving out of the way to find these stations.

RushBaby on September 14, 2012 at 7:36 PM

….surviving the cat calls at a transvestite show down in Key West.

Key West Reader on September 14, 2012 at 7:32 PM

crap. i went to key west once and, um, quick question: they were transvestites!!??

t8stlikchkn on September 14, 2012 at 7:40 PM

…they’re drinking way too much grain alcohol!

KOOLAID2 on September 14, 2012 at 7:41 PM

crap. i went to key west once and, um, quick question: they were transvestites!!??

t8stlikchkn on September 14, 2012 at 7:40 PM

They’re just a freak show, like Obama.

BTW, those who know me know I don’t live in KW. The Key West Reader is a book.

Key West Reader on September 14, 2012 at 7:42 PM

America to EPA….FU!

zeeman on September 14, 2012 at 7:42 PM

This is the first agency that needs to just be completely cut.

LtBarnwell02 on September 14, 2012 at 7:43 PM

I can’t wait until we get our shiny brand new commander-in-chief and President Romney sends the EPA packing–boot ‘em outta the White House permanently with that other deadbeat slacker current occupant and his mouthy old lady.

stukinIL4now on September 14, 2012 at 7:45 PM

You will use more biofuels, and you will like it

You have to say it with a German accent: “achtung! -you vill yoose more uff ze biofuelse, und you fill enchoy it. Bitte, bitte!”

slickwillie2001 on September 14, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Key West Reader on September 14, 2012 at 7:42 PM

Hope all is well Kayduber

Rio Linda Refugee on September 14, 2012 at 7:49 PM

That damned corn cob needs to be shoved somewhere else.

/I’m looking at you, Lisa Jackson.

rayra on September 14, 2012 at 7:50 PM

Hope all is well Kayduber

Rio Linda Refugee on September 14, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Love ya doob

Key West Reader on September 14, 2012 at 7:51 PM

I guess Americans like Totalitarianism.

hawkdriver on September 14, 2012 at 7:32 PM

Actuall Chief there are way too many Americans who have no idea what it means. He11 on Glenn Beck’s More On Trivia this morning a guy thought that socialism meant that one was being social and making conversation. no shiite.

Rio Linda Refugee on September 14, 2012 at 7:52 PM

rayra on September 14, 2012 at 7:50 PM

Rayra! Dare you to say that on the gerbilCharles Johnson’s blog.

Post more.

Key West Reader on September 14, 2012 at 7:52 PM

Consequences unintended by whom?

GaltBlvnAtty on September 14, 2012 at 7:52 PM

rayra on September 14, 2012 at 7:50 PM

Chicken. State your purpose. Chicken.

Key West Reader on September 14, 2012 at 7:54 PM

BTW, those who know me know I don’t live in KW. The Key West Reader is a book.

Key West Reader on September 14, 2012 at 7:42 PM

And Axe doesn’t mean perfume. Just mentioning.

Axe on September 14, 2012 at 7:55 PM

I can’t wait until we get our shiny brand new commander-in-chief and President Romney sends the EPA packing–boot ‘em outta the White House permanently with that other deadbeat slacker current occupant and his mouthy old lady.

stukinIL4now on September 14, 2012 at 7:45 PM

You might be waiting a while, I think. :) But you’ll get some of it.

Axe on September 14, 2012 at 7:57 PM

And what is Congress doing about this?

Crickets…

Charlemagne on September 14, 2012 at 8:00 PM

I would love to just see the likes of Exxon, Amoco, etc, hand everyone a “vacation” for six months, close up shop, specifically stop making jet fuels, etc, just to stop oil production and refinement. Do you think the administration would force, at gunpoint, the return to work, or take over private property, rent free, to produce? Gawd, would that jack up the cost of energy or what

skeeterbite on September 14, 2012 at 8:00 PM

And Axe doesn’t mean perfume. Just mentioning.

Axe on September 14, 2012 at 7:55 PM

C’mon dude, we all know it’s a body spray, not perfume. Do you think we’re stoopid?

Charlemagne on September 14, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Biodiesel doesn’t sound so bad. Can’t wait ’til the TDI sedans are more affordable over here.

WeekendAtBernankes on September 14, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Even though Orwell’s 1984 is unfolding day by day I thought that surely Fallen Angels could never actually come about. It’s just a book, right?

Oldnuke on September 14, 2012 at 8:14 PM

The EPA is a government within the government and they are drunk with power. That episode with the couple in Arizona that complied with all the permits and BS but the EPA wanted their way. Nothing but abusive use of power. Here’s a list of other agencies that are certified BS agencies but they do provide an entitlement to federal employees that produce nothing taxable but their pay check. Give it a read without laughing but be prepared for some shock at the number of them and their titles.
http://www.usa.gov/directory/federal/index.shtml

mixplix on September 14, 2012 at 8:25 PM

“This action, which meets goals designated by Congress, is another step that strengthens America’s energy security by reducing dependence on foreign oil,” EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson said Friday in a statement. …

… and Congress mandating that Pi is officially 3.0 will meet goals of making math easier for the kids. Won’t make it real, or the resulting mathematical calculations correct just as this mandate won’t help reduce dependence upon foreign oil, but it would meet a congressional goal. Better living through legislation, laws of physics be darned!

AZfederalist on September 14, 2012 at 8:27 PM

And what is Congress doing about this?

Crickets…

Charlemagne on September 14, 2012 at 8:00 PM

Well, what CAN a Republican Congress do about it at this point? Besides call the Obama EPA people to testify. Better luck getting water out of a brick.

Not to forget, Dingy Harry will be sticking his fingers in his ears and shout out loud, “LA LA LAAAAA!!! I CAN’T HEAR YOU!!!” while prancing about the Senate chamber…

Myron Falwell on September 14, 2012 at 8:28 PM

BTW, those who know me know I don’t live in KW. The Key West Reader is a book.

Key West Reader on September 14, 2012 at 7:42 PM

And Axe doesn’t mean perfume. Just mentioning.

Axe on September 14, 2012 at 7:55 PM

And I’m not related to either Myron Cope or Jerry Falwell.

Myron Falwell on September 14, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Ahh more crap in the gasoline supply. Speaking of bio fuels, when I started using Mexican gas (which is 100% real gas) my fuel economy increased over 10%. I went from 15.9mpg to 17.8mpg in my big honking V8 SUV.

Ethanol 15 and the other added crap is just going to make everything worse.

Rambotito on September 14, 2012 at 8:35 PM

World food prices are skyrocketing.

Billions of folks spend the majority of their money on food.

“Make ‘em spend more!” — Obama Administration

itsnotaboutme on September 14, 2012 at 8:37 PM

“Make ‘em spend more!” “Let them eat cake.” — Obama Administration

itsnotaboutme on September 14, 2012 at 8:37 PM

EPA, you want me to use more biofuels? Ok, I’m making my own then, and not gonna pay road fuel taxes on it. If any of you are driving down the road and get a whiff of exhaust that smells like french fries, that would be me.

moo on September 14, 2012 at 8:42 PM

EPA to America: You will use more biofuels, and you will like it

EPA to America: You will use biofuels until it costs so much, until it bankrupts you so much, that you learn to like it and be grateful just to get it.

Erika +1

petefrt on September 14, 2012 at 8:43 PM

the narrative is simple (if you work at the Hill)…this is a morality tale of the goodness of barry fighting for the common man/woman against all the Greed in the world personified by the Evil oil and gas

despite an ongoing legal battle with the oil-and-gas industry on the issue.

it is the fierce stupidity of repeaters that drive this country

r keller on September 14, 2012 at 8:43 PM

Well, what CAN a Republican Congress do about it at this point? Besides call the Obama EPA people to testify. Better luck getting water out of a brick.

Not to forget, Dingy Harry will be sticking his fingers in his ears and shout out loud, “LA LA LAAAAA!!! I CAN’T HEAR YOU!!!” while prancing about the Senate chamber…

Myron Falwell on September 14, 2012 at 8:28 PM

De-fund them, no paychecks and people go home. That is the only way that these agencies will ever be gotten rid of.

Rio Linda Refugee on September 14, 2012 at 8:47 PM

Speaking from someone that deals with the EPA daily for work, I can say this is what they do. They always double down on stupid. If something doesn’t work, it’s because they did not spend enough money on it.

BioTeachEd on September 14, 2012 at 8:47 PM

Ethanol 15 and the other added crap is just going to make everything worse.

Rambotito on September 14, 2012 at 8:35 PM

Except the greenies who want to control your life.
Green is the new Red and just as big a threat as the old Red.

Rio Linda Refugee on September 14, 2012 at 8:50 PM

EPA, you want me to use more biofuels? Ok, I’m making my own then, and not gonna pay road fuel taxes on it. If any of you are driving down the road and get a whiff of exhaust that smells like french fries, that would be me.

moo on September 14, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Just don’t drive down Pennsylvania Avenue in DC, Moochie will end up chasing after your car.

slickwillie2001 on September 14, 2012 at 8:58 PM

EPA to America: You will use biofuels until it costs so much, until it bankrupts you so much, that you learn to like it and be grateful just to get it.

Erika +1

petefrt on September 14, 2012 at 8:43 PM

.
They don’t care whether we learn to like it, or not.

The EPA exists to weaken the U.S. Period.

Once we’ve been coerced into the One World Government, their job is done.

listens2glenn on September 14, 2012 at 9:06 PM

The suggestion that biofuels mandates are somehow helping to create jobs is downright idiotic. Sure, maybe there will be some more specifically rural jobs created, but across the board and in the long term, mandates like this artificially and unnecessarily make energy more expensive, which means Americans have less money to spend on other things.

At one of our dinners, Milton [Friedman] recalled traveling to an Asian country in the 1960s and visiting a worksite where a new canal was being built. He was shocked to see that, instead of modern tractors and earth movers, the workers had shovels. He asked why there were so few machines. The government bureaucrat explained: “You don’t understand. This is a jobs program.” To which Milton replied: “Oh, I thought you were trying to build a canal. If it’s jobs you want, then you should give these workers spoons, not shovels.”

Socratease on September 14, 2012 at 9:10 PM

Clear violation of the Constitution

ultracon on September 14, 2012 at 9:11 PM

I needed a drink before I even read the article.

This has been an epic palm greasing boondoggle from day one.

hoakie on September 14, 2012 at 9:15 PM

How about the four gallon minimum purchase requirement!!

http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2012/08/09/next-from-the-epa-four-gallon-minimum-gas-purchases/

Cindy Munford on September 14, 2012 at 9:32 PM

Tonight, after reviewing several of the threads on Hot Air, I am rapidly coming to the conclusion that The United States is beyond repair. The people have lost any control of their government. Many of the peoples and states want only what is “best” for them and to hell with everybody else. We have Nevada re-electing a crook and thug. We have Iowa cramming their ethanol subsidized ethanol down everybody elses’ throats. We have the librul courts overturning enacted laws and The Constitution. We have the librul press cramming their politics down our throats, lying to us, and nobody has any legal power to change it. The high muckety mucks in the military that believed their oaths have resigned or retired to be replaced with political generals by our dictator. (Just like in Venezuela) Oh! you don’t think he is a dictator? Then you are too stupid to be a citizen of this country.

Old Country Boy on September 14, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Key West Reader on September 14, 2012 at 7:52 PM

Key West Reader on September 14, 2012 at 7:54 PM

?
Are you schizoid?

I’m posting plenty, but it isn’t at that pustulent craphole that was LGF.

rayra on September 14, 2012 at 9:55 PM

Make biofuels with what? Hello??? Have these people seen what happened to the corn crop this year??? We drove across the Midwest to visit relatives this summer, and it was downright scary to see 100′s of miles of dried up corn. First thing I did after I got home was to start stocking up for winter.

Fill your freezers and pantries now. What with the draught, QEInfinity and now the EPA, it’s going to get ugly.

CJ on September 14, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Ethanol 15 and the other added crap is just going to make everything worse.

Rambotito on September 14, 2012 at 8:35 PM

Yeah and after the E15 eats up all your seals you’ll be spewing your $5/gallon gas all over the ground.

Notice Ford says it voids the warranty of non-multifuel types.

To think that the EPA is unaware of this is naive.
They know.
Its a purpose bent attack on nearly all private vehicles.

You really could not devise a better attack vector.
Seriously.

orbitalair on September 14, 2012 at 11:03 PM

It would be cheaper if we just burned the corn in the fields. Makes about as much sense.

STL_Vet on September 14, 2012 at 11:30 PM

So what happens when the oil industry PRODUCES the crap AND NO ONE BUYS IT?

Will the EPA be MANDATING purchase of the Chevy Volt next?

GarandFan on September 14, 2012 at 11:44 PM

You really could not devise a better attack vector.
Seriously.

Exactly, it is just like Cash for Clunkers : destroy existing vehicles for the sake of central planning, no matter what the cost is to the people. If you 5 year old car bites the dust due to you putting stupid food products in the gas tank, then the solution is simple! Buy a Chevy Volt or other greenie car. Never mind that family struggling to pay its 500 dollar a month electric bill, the country must move FORWARD!

Rambotito on September 14, 2012 at 11:45 PM

Hey EPA (Extinct Pizz Ants) NOVEMBER IS COMING GIRLS and BOYS !!!!
Better look in your desks and get your self some cardboard boxes for personal effects, By the way don’t let the door hit you on your way out.

stormridercx4 on September 15, 2012 at 3:52 AM

You can stick that corn up your sphincter, EPA! And you will find corn in it, never fear!

Sherman1864 on September 15, 2012 at 5:58 AM

The EPA seems to have neglected the detail that people, their pets, and their food animals all run rather directly on biofuels. Taking it away from those critters to burn it in cars just leaves those critters hungrier.

{^_^}

herself on September 15, 2012 at 7:37 AM

Mandated biofuel quotas (the majority of the market for which is comprised of corn-based ethanol):

4) Destroy engines.

Buy Danish on September 15, 2012 at 8:20 AM

Screw BIOFULES, I dont want that crap in my car.

TX-96 on September 15, 2012 at 8:24 AM

It is DESTROYING my small engines.
Weed whacker fuel line collapsed and rototiller had an inch of coagulated water/alcohol gunk.
Chain saw fuel cap swelled so much I had to get a new one. It’s fuel line will probably fail soon also.
Push mower fuel line was drooping so I checked it and a river of liquified rubber ran out, carburetor hated that.
Small engine repair folks said it has tripled their buisness.
Have to find a supply of unadulterated fuel for them.
Wonder what it is doing to my automotive vehicles…

Hotel1 on September 15, 2012 at 8:30 AM

As that famous American once said: “stupid is as stupid does”!

Pardonme on September 15, 2012 at 9:09 AM

It is DESTROYING my small engines.
Weed whacker fuel line collapsed and rototiller had an inch of coagulated water/alcohol gunk.
Chain saw fuel cap swelled so much I had to get a new one. It’s fuel line will probably fail soon also.
Push mower fuel line was drooping so I checked it and a river of liquified rubber ran out, carburetor hated that.
Small engine repair folks said it has tripled their buisness.
Have to find a supply of unadulterated fuel for them.
Wonder what it is doing to my automotive vehicles…

Hotel1 on September 15, 2012 at 8:30 AM

My mower too. The fuel line turned mushy and cracked open. I’ve since started using Trufuel in tin bottles from Lowes. They call it ‘engineered fuel’ but I suspect it’s just pure gasoline. Since then the old thing runs like it did new.

You can also search out gas pumps at marinas that serve boat owners. See http://pure-gas.org/

slickwillie2001 on September 15, 2012 at 10:01 AM

I can’t imagine any additives helping other than gumming it up worse.

Hotel1 on September 15, 2012 at 10:20 AM

Using corn to substitute for mid-east oil is resulting in very high price inflation for cattlemen. 50# protein blocks have increased from about $5 to over $13. Range and cattle cubes (protein supplement) have increased from $6/100# to over $12/100#. Praire hay has gone from $20/750# bale to $70/750# bale. Many farmers and ranchers are unloading cattle at about $1.00 on the hoof before they have to feed them through the winter. Corn is the primary ingredient of all these. The cows have to have the protein to digest the hay.

I have two suggenstions: 1) tie the price of corn and other grains to the price of oil, since it is used as a substitute for oil and the people of the world are starving. i.e. so many bushels per barrel. 2) Get used to doing without red meat. Next spring, because of obama, hamburger (not ground beef) is going to be over #10/ lb.

Happy eating oll you dhimpcrapts.

Old Country Boy on September 15, 2012 at 10:31 AM

I can’t imagine any additives helping other than gumming it up worse.

Hotel1 on September 15, 2012 at 10:20 AM

Trufuel is not an additive. It is the fuel.

slickwillie2001 on September 15, 2012 at 11:48 AM

The biggest flaw with this idiotic scheme is that when energy costs go up for transportation, the cost of EVERYTHING goes up.

Great work, Jugears.

hillbillyjim on September 15, 2012 at 1:51 PM

Absolutely idiotic.

Ethanol produces 4 times the carcinogens than gasoline. Different ones than gas, but still carcinogens.

It reduces gas mileage the point that it takes the same amount of gasoline to go 100 miles that it would if there was no ethanol in it.

So it does ZERO to save gas, and INCREASES polution by 9%.

There has to be a corn lobby or just appearance thing going on with this. Our government is killing us.

PastorJon on September 15, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Typical government bureaucracy, to stupid to understand the truth it it kicked them in the butt and to damned arrogant to admit it. There is enough oil in this country to last 200 years, and the idiots are burning up food. This whole administration is stuck on stupid.

savage24 on September 16, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Apparently, they haven’t gotten the message from recent court rulings against them. These agencies are not dictators. Their regs are subject to judicial review and treating people like this smacks of a lack of due process. I’m not “environmental” lawyer, but when it becomes a tool for radicals to attack our economic health, it needs to be changed.

flataffect on September 17, 2012 at 2:15 AM