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Judge rules EPA canít mandate use of nonexistent biofuels
Daily Caller ^ | 1/26/2013 | Michael Bastasch

Posted on 01/26/2013 10:47:39 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather

A federal court delivered a serious blow to the Environmental Protection Agency’s renewable fuel agenda, ruling that the agency exceeded its authority by mandating refiners use cellulosic biofuels, which isn’t commercially available.

The court sided with the country’s chief oil and gas lobby, the American Petroleum Institute, in striking down the 2012 EPA mandate that would have forced refineries to purchase more than $8 million in credits for 8.65 million of gallons of the cellulosic biofuel. However, none of the biofuel is commercially available.

“[W]e agree with API that EPA’s 2012 projection of cellulosic biofuel production was in excess of the agency’s statutory authority,” reads the court decision.

API said refiners were forced to purchase biofuel credits for nonexistent gallons of cellulosic biofuel to meet the EPA’s mandate, reports the Hill.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: biofuels; bipfuels; epa; judge; mandate
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1 posted on 01/26/2013 10:47:47 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Who was selling biofuel credits? Obama’s cronies?


2 posted on 01/26/2013 10:53:04 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (Soon the "invisible hand" will press the economic "reset" button.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Darn it, Pi = 3.000. /congrescritter

/johnny

3 posted on 01/26/2013 10:54:20 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Finally. Hopefully he first cut of a thousand that will kill this cellulosic ethanol monstrosity.


4 posted on 01/26/2013 10:56:59 AM PST by rusty millet
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Barry bites the dust again.


5 posted on 01/26/2013 11:00:19 AM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Who wudda thunk that the liberal courts would be the last bastion of liberty in the USA?

Two in a row, the other was striking down the nlrb non-recess appointments by the one.

I may have to start paying attention to politics again...nah, it's a trick.

6 posted on 01/26/2013 11:14:21 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, start today.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

The thing that disturbs me about all this is that it even had to go to court.

What kind of power mad bureaucrat decrees that a company MUST use something that does not exist and then fines them when they don’t use it?

Well duh! A power mad EPA bureaucrat of course.


7 posted on 01/26/2013 11:25:16 AM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: Cowboy Bob

This little scam is being repeated at all levels of this Administration.


8 posted on 01/26/2013 12:18:04 PM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

They should strike down all EPA mandates from 2008 on.


9 posted on 01/26/2013 12:50:30 PM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks sheikdetailfeather. Scrawling in Daily Caller, Michael Bastasch opines:
The court sided with the country’s chief oil and gas lobby, the American Petroleum Institute...
But other than that:
...the 2012 EPA mandate that would have forced refineries to purchase more than $8 million in credits for 8.65 million of gallons of the cellulosic biofuel. However, none of the biofuel is commercially available... API said refiners were forced to purchase biofuel credits for nonexistent gallons of cellulosic biofuel to meet the EPA’s mandate, reports the Hill.

10 posted on 01/26/2013 1:28:26 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

bump


11 posted on 01/26/2013 5:34:47 PM PST by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: USS Alaska

It’s a ruse.


12 posted on 01/26/2013 5:37:07 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: eyedigress

“It’s a ruse.”

When the ruling came, did a booming voice cry down from the sky, “Silence whippersnapper!”

The Wizard of Oz ruse seemed applicable.


13 posted on 01/26/2013 8:33:46 PM PST by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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