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The EPA is probably the biggest shakedown agency - and there are a “few” - in the Federal Government.
La Cosa Nostra would be envious
The Five Year Plan stated specifically that there would be 8.7 million gallons of cellulosic biofuels in 2012. So obviously the oil companies must buy those biofuels because that is what the regulations say. Its right there in black and white.
For those too young to remember the Soviet Union produced many Five Year Plans making overly optimistic predictions and goals for the production of everything from toilet paper to airplanes. The apparatchiks that failed to meet these goals were brought before the committees that produced these goals and made to explain their failures. Those who did not adequately explain their failing were frequently never heard from again. Consequently numbers were fudged and accounting methods adjusted to meet those goals at least on paper.
Let me see if I understand this correctly: EPA says 8.7 million gallons of a certain kind of ethanol (that which is produced from “non-food” grains) should have been purchased last year, but only 21,000 gallons have ever been produced, so therefore 14 million gallons must be purchased this year?
This isn’t logic, it’s a racket designed to create fines. I wonder if Chief Justice Roberts would call this a tax, because setting impossible goals in order to collect fines sure looks like one.
Obama burned more than 21,000 gallons during his campaign trip to Las Vegas yesterday.
EPA is an administrative agency. The Individual states need to tell the EPA to get f****d, and totally ignore their dercrees by unelected officials. They can make all the mandates they want, make them try to enforce those mandates. The only way they can enforce them is through fear and corruption.