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Unelected EPA Bureaucrats Approve E15 Ethanol
American Thinker ^ | April 9, 2012 | Peter Wilson

Posted on 04/09/2012 8:17:50 PM PDT by neverdem

Last week, "an unelected group of people" over at the Environmental Protection Agency revised our national energy policy, approving a new gasoline blend with up to 15% ethanol, known as E15, which may be available in pumps this summer. Currently, most gasoline sold in the U.S. is E10, containing a maximum of 10% ethanol.

To review the backstory: the last time ethanol was in the news, it seems like its opponents, who come from both the environmental left and free-market right, had won a significant victory. Last summer, "a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress," to use Obama's words about ObamaCare, voted to discontinue subsidies for ethanol, effective 12/31/11.

The president termed the vote to end subsidies "ill-advised." Funny how he rails against "giveaways for the oil companies" -- which turn out to be tax write-offs afforded to most businesses -- yet had no compunctions about paying out 45 cents per gallon to ethanol producers. Rather than an "all of the above" energy policy, Obama seems to be pursuing "nothing from below."

Theoretically, 900,000 gallons of ethanol per day would produce a $17-billion annual subsidy. The actual number reported was lower, in the $6- to $10-billion range, but still much greater than the oil company tax write-offs of $4 billion that Obama finds outrageous, amounting to a few pennies per gallon of gasoline produced. (Four billion dollars spread over $133 billion gallons of gasoline per year comes out to 3 cents a gallon, and that doesn't take into account all the other petroleum products that oil companies provide.)

In any case, it appeared that common sense had prevailed. Ethanol was driving global food prices higher, causing riots in developing countries; rain forests were being destroyed so corn and sugarcane could be cultivated; cars got poorer mileage with ethanol...

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To: meatloaf

Don’t know about Bridgeport. I’ve read that there is a station in Fairmont, but at more than 40 miles, it does me no good. I also hear that marinas in Parkersburg and Sutton have raw gas, but again too far for me.

For my trailered outboard and other small motors I double up on Sta Bil and use only fresh gas (10%E)....the truck and car are on their own :(


51 posted on 04/10/2012 8:20:39 AM PDT by Roccus
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52 posted on 04/10/2012 10:36:53 AM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: andyk

You lucky so and so.

I have to drive 90 miles or more to find a place thus.


53 posted on 04/10/2012 10:52:39 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: The Antiyuppie
Reduced fat or fat free milk used to be called BLUE JOHN, and that was punishable by law.

Now it's touted as the wonder of the ages!

54 posted on 04/10/2012 11:11:40 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: The Antiyuppie
Reduced fat or fat free milk used to be called BLUE JOHN, and that was punishable by law.

Now it's touted as the wonder of the ages!

55 posted on 04/10/2012 11:11:49 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: neverdem

The government may as well dump poison in the drinking water. It’s the same idea.


56 posted on 04/10/2012 11:52:40 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: The Antiyuppie; neverdem

It’s not just the water in it.

The mileage is worse, and it takes more energy to produce.

Ethanol is lose-lose-lose.


57 posted on 04/10/2012 4:32:36 PM PDT by fanfan (This is not my Father's Ontario. http://www.ontariolandowners.ca/)
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To: neverdem

Thanks for the ping and all your hard work doc.


58 posted on 04/10/2012 7:17:49 PM PDT by sweetiepiezer
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To: LucyT

ping


59 posted on 04/10/2012 7:18:19 PM PDT by sweetiepiezer
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To: neverdem

THANK GOD The EPA is...On The Job! How did we ever survive as a nation without them.


60 posted on 04/12/2012 10:19:49 AM PDT by Valin (I'm not completely worthless. I can be used as a bad example.)
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To: Dick Vomer

Thanks, that was nice.

Freegards,
Pining


61 posted on 04/12/2012 5:22:45 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: Pining_4_TX

yep, good old Chet Baker and those vintage cars. All those towns on the side of those vehicles are pretty much ghettos or worse. When I see those old videos I wonder where all those people ended up (besides the grave) and what started the decline of the suburbs they were from... just melancholy.


62 posted on 04/12/2012 9:28:13 PM PDT by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: Dick Vomer

Yes, it really is sad. I remember taking long car trips with my family, and things seemed so innocent then. Perhaps it was because I was a kid and didn’t know what was going on, but it surely seems like the good old days compared to now.


63 posted on 04/12/2012 10:40:59 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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