Skip to comments.Republicans criticize four-gallon EPA gas purchase mandate
Posted on 09/17/2012 1:48:07 PM PDT by TigerClaws
With prices at the pump worrying Americans, Republicans have railed against the Environmental Protection Agencys new gas mandate that requires consumers to buy at least four gallons when purchasing from stations with hoses containing 10 percent and 15 percent ethanol-blended fuel.
On Monday, Republicans on the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency Chief Administrator Lisa Jackson criticizing the agencys approval of the sale of gasoline containing 15 volume percent ethanol.
Specifically, the EPA will require that consumers purchase a minimum of four gallons when buying from a gas station that sells gasoline containing 10 percent ethanol and 15 percent ethanol also known as E15″ out of the same gas pump.
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/09/14/republicans-criticize-four-gallon-epa-gas-purchase-mandate/#ixzz26lJBZx54
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I can’t afford that.
This tyrant has got to go! First health insurance now gasoline. WTF is next?
Stuck on the highway and need to carry the gas can a couple of miles.... 4 gallons is too heavy
what happens if you drive a motorcycle or scooter with less than a 4 gallon tank? What would the EPA say if I sprayed 2 gallons all over the ground?
This kind of governmental micro-management is insane and tyrannical.
so I guess if you’re on a scooter, you’re to let it overflow onto the ground and pollute goddess gaia and further enrage Algore and the EPA.
There is no way they could enforce that mandate.
My fuel injectors need gasoline, not friggin’ moonshine!
How much more tyranny, America? How much more before we burn the rats out?
you beat mt to it. I’ve had cycles that won’t hold 4.
you let the spillover go, light it, yell “allah fubar!”
Is there going to be an armed guard at every gas station monitoring your purchase?
How can they force you to do this?
I wonder how they are going to enforce that? maybe put a tax payer paid secret agent at every gas station.
What? WHAT??? WHAT THE HELL??????????
Are they out of their ever-lovin’ minds?
IIRC, this is specifically because of motorcycles and other small engined vehicles.
The higher ethanol blend would damage them.
Because the tanks are small, there could be enough of the high-ethanol gas in the hose on a blend-switching pump from the last customer that the ethanol percentage in a motorcycle fillup will be enough to damage the engine.
So the geniouses at the EPA figure that if they make it illegal to buy small quantities, then motorcyclists will not use these pumps thus “fixing” the problem they created.
hopefully this won’t ever take affect
I should be saying “pass Congress” but they punted their power a long time ago
Well, let’s see... anything that isn’t currently under their control, that’s what.
Actually, they’re controlling energy/mobility now, so we can guess at the next control will probably be on water or food.
Nearly every time I step into the convenience store one person in front of me is paying with a five or ten dollar bill—likely to get him just enough gas to get to work until he can afford a fill up. But, hey, these big government people are for the little guy.
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