Skip to comments.EPA denies challenge to biofuels rule
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 Institutes (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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Communists from within.
Pray for America
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!!!!
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!
I was thinking about that today. The federal government is what...about 1000 times bigger than it should be?
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.
The EPA is only one of a number of government agencies and departments I’d axe if I had the opportunity.
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.
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.
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.
Isn’t whale oil a biofuel? Can we get subsidies to bring it back?
Total stupidity and incompetence and sabotaging our economy same as Bammy Boy
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 Obamas 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 Americas Vast Energy Potential
9) Eliminate the Department of Education
10) Reduce the Bloated Federal Workforce
11) Curtail Excessive Federal Regulation
12) Audit the Fed
I like all twelve...
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 doesnt exist.
Nice. Thank you Mazda77. I might tweak it a bit, but that’s a great start.
Ya buddy- 1000 fold over their limit.
Some blame Lincoln as the origin of the limitless Fed.
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.
The strangling clowns need to un-ass the arena.
There is no place for them, save maybe at the local plastic bottle recyclery.