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EPA denies challenge to biofuels rule
The HIll ^ | 8/21/2012 | Zack Colman

Posted on 08/20/2012 9:29:26 PM PDT by Nachum

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) delivered a blow to the petroleum industry Monday by denying a petition that would have exempted refiners from part of a biofuel blending mandate, according to documents obtained by The Hill. EPA shot down the American Petroleum Institute’s (API) challenge of the renewable fuel standard (RFS), according to Monday court filings with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. EPA determined that enough advanced biofuels – generally understood to be made from non-food products – existed to meet that portion of the RFS for 2012.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: biofuels; challenge; epa; epaoutofcontrol; opec; rule
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1 posted on 08/20/2012 9:29:44 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


2 posted on 08/20/2012 9:32:43 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Communists from within.

Pray for America


3 posted on 08/20/2012 9:34:54 PM PDT by bray (The Gummit didn't make my business, God did!)
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To: steelyourfaith

EPA Ping.


4 posted on 08/20/2012 9:35:23 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Nachum

WTF is this country now, the U.S. of E.P.A? The EPA is a SHADOW GOVERNMENT and it’s about time large corporations say EFF NO, WE’RE NOT GOING TO COMPLY. FUEPA!!!!


5 posted on 08/20/2012 9:35:23 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: thackney

Petro Ping.


6 posted on 08/20/2012 9:36:26 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Nachum

Not sure what Article of the Constitution validates the EPA..

Just perhaps, there is none.

Let those clowns all go find jobs under this convention.

Defund and eliminate!


7 posted on 08/20/2012 9:36:28 PM PDT by One Name
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To: One Name; All
Not sure what Article of the Constitution validates the EPA...Defund and eliminate!

I was thinking about that today. The federal government is what...about 1000 times bigger than it should be?

8 posted on 08/20/2012 9:47:59 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: Nachum

Lisa Jackson is pure evil.

I’m not looking forward to the nasty stuff she and nobama will cook up and ram through via EO during the lame duck session.


9 posted on 08/20/2012 10:10:35 PM PDT by upchuck ("Definition of 'racist:' someone that is winning an argument with a liberal." ~ Peter Brimelow)
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To: One Name

The EPA is only one of a number of government agencies and departments I’d axe if I had the opportunity.


10 posted on 08/20/2012 10:40:21 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Americans want what Americans always wanted: Better lives for families; little government authority.)
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To: upchuck

What one EO can impose, another EO can eliminate. I expect Romney will go through and wipe out all of his midnight regulations. In fact, I hope he makes it clear that is his intention.

Actually, I agree with Ron Paul. ALL EOs should be eliminated. If laws are needed, that is what Congress is for. I have never liked EOs.


11 posted on 08/20/2012 11:20:31 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: Nachum

Protecting the “cellulosic ethanol industry” which exists ONLY because the fed govt has mandated that it should exist. Science and economics has proven time and again that it should remain on the shelf.

This decision is one government agency (EPA) protecting (taxpayer confiscated) funding for the DOE and USDA.

Thugocracy.

The federal government has SUCH a stellar record of picking winners and losers. Actually, it actively crushes winners to highlight losers. The cellulosic biofuels industry was expanded to provide the USDA something to do in light of its declining relevance.


12 posted on 08/21/2012 2:12:16 AM PDT by rusty millet
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To: Nachum

Isn’t whale oil a biofuel? Can we get subsidies to bring it back?


13 posted on 08/21/2012 2:14:15 AM PDT by E.Allen
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To: Nachum
When we get rid on Bammy Boy (Nov6th) this means we get rid of his fat bloated affirmative action princess Lisa Jackson who heads EPA

Total stupidity and incompetence and sabotaging our economy same as Bammy Boy

14 posted on 08/21/2012 2:57:19 AM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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To: DoughtyOne; All

Freedom Works has a new agenda item titled “Freedom Platform” and has published a list of 12 for 12.

The “12 for ‘12” are:

1) Repeal Obamacare; Pursue Patient-Centered Care
2) Stop the Tax Hikes
3) Reverse Obama’s Spending Increases
4) Scrap the Code; Replace It with a Flat Tax
5) Pass a Balanced Budget Amendment
6) Reject Cap and Trade
7) Rein in the EPA
8) Unleash America’s Vast Energy Potential
9) Eliminate the Department of Education
10) Reduce the Bloated Federal Workforce
11) Curtail Excessive Federal Regulation
12) Audit the Fed

http://www.freedomworks.org/press-releases/freedomworks-presents-%E2%80%98freedom-platform%E2%80%99-for-adopt


15 posted on 08/21/2012 3:36:22 AM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: mazda77

I like all twelve...


16 posted on 08/21/2012 3:45:49 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: rusty millet
Protecting the “cellulosic ethanol industry” which exists ONLY because the fed govt has mandated that it should exist.

Actually, it only exists in the mind of the federal government, no where in reality even with the mandate.

If you think the government penalizing — or is it taxing? — people for not buying health insurance is bad, at least there are health insurance companies actually selling coverage. By contrast, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fined oil refiners $6.8 million last year for not incorporating cellulosic ethanol in gasoline — even though the product doesn’t exist.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/merrillmatthews/2012/07/27/the-epas-new-mandate-pump-grass-not-gas/

17 posted on 08/21/2012 4:51:34 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: mazda77

Nice. Thank you Mazda77. I might tweak it a bit, but that’s a great start.


18 posted on 08/21/2012 1:50:52 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Americans want what Americans always wanted: Better lives for families; little government authority.)
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To: Nachum
Take 'em to court. The court hasn't been real friendly to the EPA lately and, as we know, never let a crisis (or trend) go to waste.

The Kenyan must go.

19 posted on 08/21/2012 3:06:28 PM PDT by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

Ya buddy- 1000 fold over their limit.

Some blame Lincoln as the origin of the limitless Fed.


20 posted on 08/25/2012 9:17:52 PM PDT by One Name
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To: One Name
My guess is they get their power granted to them from the Congress somehow.
How they worm through the wording of multiple mandates and loopholes is anybodys guess.
After we ask congress who grants them this power, we should ask for a tax code
explanation. We can start with page 67,291..

When laws and regulations become so complicated that our lawmakers do not understand
they should be amended to force re-establishment as punishment for Big Government.
Away from the usual "for the cheeldren" is all you need to know excuse.

21 posted on 08/25/2012 9:35:47 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: MaxMax

The strangling clowns need to un-ass the arena.

There is no place for them, save maybe at the local plastic bottle recyclery.


22 posted on 08/25/2012 9:44:44 PM PDT by One Name
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