Skip to comments.EPA’s Earth Day Tip: Don’t Top Off Gas Tank—‘Small Spill Adds to Air Pollution’
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 ones 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.
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good grief! :[
I’ve got a great “Earf Day” tip for the EPA but Jim would throw me off the site.
Go Earf yourself?
You and me, both...
Those people can kiss my butt. I think I will slosh some on the ground just to piss them off.
I top off, for fun and entertainment.
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.
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As in the bald faced lie about unplugging the cell phone charger, they take a small bit of outdated information and try to apply it to today.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.
I f@rt in the EPA’s general direction
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.
Save trees and wipe you ass with your bare left hand.
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!!!
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.
I have dealt with them and their ilk since their inception and you’re right, they are like the gestapo.
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...
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.
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!”
“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.
Meanwhile, we got this stuff out of the earth.
Do tar pits also kill the earth? That’s mostly complex carbon compounds.
Well, I for one would never spill gasoline on the ground. It isn’t like it came from there or anything.
who can afford to top off the tank these days?
Who the *bleep* can afford to fill ‘er up these days?
Didn’t the gas come out of the ground in the first place?
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.
“Topping off your fuel tank?” What’s that? I put in $15 a week and haven’t “topped off” in aboooout....six years.
Screw you, busybodies. I will decide when and how much I drive, not you fokkers (pardon me, but I am really PO'd).
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?
Sounds like you have exceptional bladder control...
I got a tip for them. ;-] sharp, pointy, ..
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.
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.
Yeah, but don’t forget to fill your tires.
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.
I belched several times today. Sorry. I’m so bad.
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.
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.
“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.
Glad they didn’t see the back of my truck when I went and filled the gas cans without caps.
Vapor hood? We don’t have no stinking vapor hood!
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.
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?
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.
“...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)
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.
A fair number of these nut jobs ARE part of the government.
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