EPA Demands People Use More Food For Fuel

Hey, can you guess who thinks that using food for fuel is a Bad Idea? The New York Times. Obviously, the ministers at the Central Department Of Environmental Truth feel differently. And, instead of going through the legislative branch, you know, that pesky creation of the Constitution given lawmaking ability, here comes another “rule” from the CDET (via Erika Johnson)

(The Hill) 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.

Ethanol is less powerful, releases just as much if not more greenhouse gases as gasoline, and uses vast amounts of water to produce, not too mention taking large piles of what could become …….. food!!!!!!!…… to produce. Which drives up the cost of food. It also causes deforestation and species eradication around the world as forests and jungles are clear cut and the animals intentionally slaughtered to create farms for materiel used to create biofuels.

But, wait, it gets better!

With prices at the pump worrying Americans, Republicans have railed against the Environmental Protection Agency’s new gas mandate that requires consumers to buy at least four gallons when purchasing from stations with hoses containing 10 percent and 15 percent ethanol-blended fuel.

On Monday, Republicans on the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency Chief Administrator Lisa Jackson criticizing the agency’s approval of the sale of gasoline containing 15 volume percent ethanol.

Specifically, the EPA will require that consumers purchase a minimum of four gallons when buying from a gas station that sells gasoline containing 10 percent ethanol and 15 percent ethanol — also known as “E15″ — out of the same gas pump.

So now we have the CDET mandating how much gas someone must purchase? What if a person doesn’t have a 4 gallon tank?

“What if a rider doesn’t have a motorcycle with a four gallon tank?” Sensenbrenner asked in a statement. “Or if someone wants to fill a canister for their lawnmower or outboard boat engine, but it only holds 2 or 3 gallons? Or what if an American, struggling in this economy, just can’t afford 4 gallons of gas?”

What if one has one of those annoying Vespas or other moped style transportation vehicle? The typical Vespa has a 2.3 gallon tank. I know that here in Raleigh virtually every gas station uses a blend containing up to 10% ethanol. Are the Vespa riders supposed to pump the extra into someone else’s gas tank? This is what happens when the Central Government is given, and takes, too much power, especially considering most of the people making the rules have never worked a day in their lives in the private sector.

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Comment by BackwardsBoy
2012-09-15 10:48:58

What if you can’t afford to purchase four gallons of gas?

 
Comment by Gumball_Brains Subscribed to comments via email
2012-09-16 00:26:44

OMG.. A GASOLINE MANDATE?!!??!?!

MUTHA @#$%@^@$%^ q#$%@# 2#$% @#$GSD F G
$%@ $ a$%@#$ 234%@$ %@ # DFGW%^W%^?!!!!!!!

WHAT THE!?!?!?!?

So, is this a new form of gas tax?? Because only as a tax can this be constitutional now. But then, ignoring laws, constitution, congress, voters, is something this administration is very good at.

I have always wondered, under what authority grants the EPA the ability to dictate what a company can make? Or how much of a product?

Can they tell McDonald’s that they must sell 4 salads for every 10 hamburgers sold? And that they can only then sell 1,000 hamburgers per day due to environmental concerns that can be traced all the way back to methane and CO2 production.

Can they tell computer\computer parts makers that they can only sell certain number of processors a year, and in what area they can be sold?

Can they tell a bakery that based on CO2 production that they can only produce on certain windy days, and can only make a certain number of pounds of bread goods a day?

Can the EPA tell a lumber company, that for every ream of paper that is created, they MUST plant a certain number of trees in Ethiopia? Or that they can ONLY produce a certain type of paper in certain regions?

OMG. This needs to get front and center attention for the RNC and at all debates. If it isn’t, then we know that the RNC is nothing but DNC lite. As before.

Hey, will people wake up when they are told that cigarettes will now be illegal? That there will be a minimum persons per household? That you must buy 4 units of locally produce green energy, no matter if you are off-grid or not, or live with your parents or not. Each family will be required to buy one electric vehicle and verify 4 miles of use for each 10 miles traveled.

How about, only allowed 10 minutes of computer use per day. For your health and the limitation of electricity usage you understand.

How much further past Russian tyranny must we go before people see we are killing our country.

 
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