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EPA’s Earth Day Tip: Don’t Top Off Gas Tank—‘Small Spill Adds to Air Pollution’
Cybercast News Service ^ | April 22, 2013 | Penny Starr

Posted on 04/27/2013 2:48:20 PM PDT by Olog-hai

In the ‘tip of the day’ on its Earth Day website, the Environmental Protection Agency tells visitors that topping off one’s gas tank hurts the environment.

“During hot weather, don't top off your gas tank,” the tip on the home page says. “Even a small gas spill adds to air pollution and wastes fuel.” …

(Excerpt) Read more at cnsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Conspiracy; Weather
KEYWORDS: earthday; epa; leninsbearthday; leninsbirthday
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1 posted on 04/27/2013 2:48:21 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

good grief! :[


2 posted on 04/27/2013 2:51:30 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Olog-hai

FU EPA


3 posted on 04/27/2013 2:51:36 PM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: Olog-hai

I’ve got a great “Earf Day” tip for the EPA but Jim would throw me off the site.


4 posted on 04/27/2013 2:52:25 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (I got expelled from the "fundamental transformation" indoctrination center.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Go Earf yourself?


5 posted on 04/27/2013 2:56:22 PM PDT by Salamander (Freeps With Boas)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

You and me, both...


6 posted on 04/27/2013 2:56:55 PM PDT by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are the Muskets of the 21st Century. Free men need not ask permission.)
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To: Olog-hai

Those people can kiss my butt. I think I will slosh some on the ground just to piss them off.


7 posted on 04/27/2013 2:57:48 PM PDT by rlmorel ("We'll drink to good health for them that have it coming." Boss Spearman in Open Range)
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To: Olog-hai

I top off, for fun and entertainment.


8 posted on 04/27/2013 2:59:15 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: umgud

I dealt with EPA my entire career. I think many of you would be shocked at their tactics. Probably the closest thing we have in this country to the Gestapho.


9 posted on 04/27/2013 2:59:57 PM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: Olog-hai
From COMMENTS blog at end of the article:

They re LYING.

1. The bulk storage tanks underground are VENTED TO THE ATMOSPHERE. Tens of thousands of gallons in the storage tank are vented to ATMOSPHERE, what the HELL difference does a half ounce of gas outside make?

2. topping up DOES NOT cause spills or excess emissions from the purge system in a car. The pumps are designed to shut off the instant the fuel reaches the filler neck inside the tank.

Liberals = Liars

As in the bald faced lie about unplugging the cell phone charger, they take a small bit of outdated information and try to apply it to today. Modern cell phone chargers are SWITCH MODE POWER SUPPLIES that dont draw any power when not charging. They are as good as unplugged when the phone is disconnected.

10 posted on 04/27/2013 3:00:49 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Olog-hai

I f@rt in the EPA’s general direction


11 posted on 04/27/2013 3:02:51 PM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Olog-hai

Advice for the Little People.

Meanwhile, our congressional Masters - and hussein himself - fill their gas guzzlers to overflowing and send the bill to the taxpayers.


12 posted on 04/27/2013 3:05:26 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: Olog-hai

Save trees and wipe you ass with your bare left hand.


13 posted on 04/27/2013 3:06:40 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Olog-hai

Pour gas on floor of garage, add Tide, scrub and hose off and wash down the street!!!

Comes clean every time!!!

Bring back the smog of the 40s and 50s in los Angeles and maybe all the complaining easterners will go back to where the came from!!!


14 posted on 04/27/2013 3:08:31 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Olog-hai

If I fill my tank, (i.e find a station with a good price) I normally give it a extra click to make sure it is full. I have never had a spill because of that. Ever.

Now, those CRAB-compliant gas cans are a different story.


15 posted on 04/27/2013 3:09:13 PM PDT by matt04
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To: Olog-hai
Are they going to be pissed that I use old motor oil to control weeds around the foundation of my shop building?

/johnny

16 posted on 04/27/2013 3:15:36 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: catfish1957

I have dealt with them and their ilk since their inception and you’re right, they are like the gestapo.


17 posted on 04/27/2013 3:16:31 PM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Actually, the shutoff occurs with significant capacity left in the tank, 4-6 gallons in our work Fords and over 2.5 in my Chevy.

I always manually retract the vapor hood and visually fill to the top. It's difficult on some pump styles that have a tight trigger or the long boot, but most of them are set to dispense at a graduated rate.

I LIKE having an extra day between fills, or the ability to get 525+ miles out of a tank on my truck on a road trip...

18 posted on 04/27/2013 3:18:56 PM PDT by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: dalereed

Close to what I do, but in the country after we scrub and hose off I send a match in a graceful arc and let it burn off while it’s running down the driveway.


19 posted on 04/27/2013 3:19:30 PM PDT by GreyHoundSailor
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To: Olog-hai

Liberals are idiots. Want watch a liberal go insane? Pour gas on the ground. They’ll claim it’ll take “millions of years for Earf to heal herself!”


20 posted on 04/27/2013 3:20:34 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: matt04

“Now, those CRAB-compliant gas cans are a different story.”

No kidding! I have spilled more gas because of the liberal whacko designed gas cans than ever before.


21 posted on 04/27/2013 3:21:30 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: CodeToad

Meanwhile, we got this stuff out of the earth.

Do tar pits also kill the earth? That’s mostly complex carbon compounds.


22 posted on 04/27/2013 3:21:51 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Well, I for one would never spill gasoline on the ground. It isn’t like it came from there or anything.


23 posted on 04/27/2013 3:23:46 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Olog-hai

who can afford to top off the tank these days?


24 posted on 04/27/2013 3:25:16 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Olog-hai

Who the *bleep* can afford to fill ‘er up these days?


25 posted on 04/27/2013 3:29:19 PM PDT by DemforBush (Bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia!)
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Bmfl


26 posted on 04/27/2013 3:38:39 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (I believe in God. All else is dubious.)
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To: Olog-hai

Didn’t the gas come out of the ground in the first place?


27 posted on 04/27/2013 3:43:13 PM PDT by FoxPro
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To: CodeToad

Ever have the pleasure of having the stupid screw on part break will pouring and have it dump half the can out in two seconds, on everything but the part where you want the gas to go? Stupid hippies. I really enjoyed cleaning up the gallon of gas it spilled on my generator in the freezing cold in the dark. Idiots.


28 posted on 04/27/2013 3:47:59 PM PDT by matt04
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To: Olog-hai

“Topping off your fuel tank?” What’s that? I put in $15 a week and haven’t “topped off” in aboooout....six years.


29 posted on 04/27/2013 3:52:46 PM PDT by Thorliveshere (Tais deau sá taghdedaul!)
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To: Olog-hai
Our local fire station has a "DRIVE LESS" sign out front. The local weekly rag ran a full page ad last Thursday sponsored by many local businesses exhorting us to DRIVE LESS.

Screw you, busybodies. I will decide when and how much I drive, not you fokkers (pardon me, but I am really PO'd).


30 posted on 04/27/2013 3:59:38 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Jack Hammer

Just ONE trip of AF1 for the endless campaigner in chief would fuel how many cars for now many miles? How many passenger miles per gallon does AF1 and The Beast combined get?


31 posted on 04/27/2013 4:01:35 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Axenolith
or the ability to get 525+ miles out of a tank on my truck on a road trip.

Sounds like you have exceptional bladder control...

32 posted on 04/27/2013 4:09:45 PM PDT by EVO X
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To: Olog-hai

fuepa


33 posted on 04/27/2013 4:17:33 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Olog-hai

I got a tip for them. ;-] sharp, pointy, ..


34 posted on 04/27/2013 4:27:01 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: matt04

The only time I had a spill was right after I turned the pump on. I looked at it to make sure it was on and my hand naturally followed. I smelled like gasoline for a while when I went in a store. I learned a lesson that day a few years ago.


35 posted on 04/27/2013 4:39:18 PM PDT by MamaB
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To: JRandomFreeper

We had a gravel driveway when I was growing up as a kid, although my dad attempted to “asphault” it one oil change at a time.


36 posted on 04/27/2013 5:07:53 PM PDT by MachIV
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To: rlmorel

Yeah, but don’t forget to fill your tires.


37 posted on 04/27/2013 5:08:08 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is v?ery late in the day.")
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To: matt04
There are howtos out there on how to defeat the Nader crap. All of my gas cans flow nicely where and when I want them to.

And I always make sure to light a cigarette before filling the lawnmower, tiller, or genset. If you can't do that, you need rinsed out of the gene pool.

/johnny

38 posted on 04/27/2013 5:26:58 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Olog-hai

I belched several times today. Sorry. I’m so bad.


39 posted on 04/27/2013 5:35:27 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: Olog-hai
EPA’s Earth Day Tip: Don’t Top Off Gas Tank—‘Small Spill Adds to Air Pollution’

I usually ignore the EPA about everything it presumes to preach on; but this (communist) May Day I plan to top off with gusto, even though I really don't need gas yet.

Among my top 5 Federal alphabet soup agencies that we could have done without ---- ever.

40 posted on 04/27/2013 5:41:08 PM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: Axenolith
[I always manually retract the vapor hood and visually fill to the top.]

I do the same. I usually pay cash so I like to end the numerals on an even dollar.

For the last few years I've been buying gas at the farmers co-op because it's ethanol free. The extra cost is a wash because I get more mileage.

41 posted on 04/27/2013 5:45:17 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: dalereed

“Pour gas on floor of garage, add Tide, scrub and hose off and wash down the street!!!”

Unfortunately a kid in a small town I lived in did that one winter night at a service garage with a kerosene heater burning.


42 posted on 04/27/2013 5:46:05 PM PDT by Rebelbase (1929-1950's, 20+years for full recovery. How long this time?)
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To: Olog-hai

Glad they didn’t see the back of my truck when I went and filled the gas cans without caps.


43 posted on 04/27/2013 5:50:14 PM PDT by jughandle
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To: Axenolith

Vapor hood? We don’t have no stinking vapor hood!


44 posted on 04/27/2013 6:02:54 PM PDT by meatloaf (Support Senate S 1863 & House Bill 1380 to eliminate oil slavery.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Luckily my primary gas cans are the old style ones. I only have two spare 5 gal cans I keep to fill up before any known sever weather situations. When I have to use them I just get a funnel.


45 posted on 04/27/2013 6:13:20 PM PDT by matt04
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To: matt04
I hacked all of mine and the ones my kid has and the neighbor's. But that's just me. I love a good mechanical hack.

/johnny

46 posted on 04/27/2013 6:16:28 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Olog-hai

These are the people that give us gas that goes bad in our lawnmowers and weedeaters so you have to dump it out. Where do these geniuses think most of it goes?


47 posted on 04/27/2013 6:26:48 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Obama is the Chicken Little of politics)
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To: Olog-hai

I top off w/o spilling, and I do not add to air polution. Now, let’s consider the air polution caused by all the unnecessary flights of AFOne, and all the unnecessary flights of Moosehell and kids on their many taxpayer paid vacations. I say FUBO...FUMoosehell...Go to hell, do not pass Go, do not collect $200.


48 posted on 04/27/2013 6:51:26 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: Rodamala

“...wipe you ass with your bare left hand.”

If I were gonna meet a Muzzie I would wipe a pigs ass with my bare right hand then shake his had...then I would wash it and soak in in disinfectant. (’cause of touching the Muzzie, not the pig)


49 posted on 04/27/2013 6:55:40 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: The Antiyuppie

Gah. These people are so ridiculous I should be generating tears of laughter, but I can’t even muster it up due to the realization that there are people as nutty as this who have the ear of powerful people in the government.

Heck.

A fair number of these nut jobs ARE part of the government.


50 posted on 04/27/2013 7:40:34 PM PDT by rlmorel ("We'll drink to good health for them that have it coming." Boss Spearman in Open Range)
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