Skip to comments.Obama administration moves ahead with sweeping rules requiring cleaner gasoline
Posted on 03/28/2013 4:27:50 PM PDT by lowbridge
The Environmental Protection Agency will move ahead Friday with rules requiring cleaner gasoline and cars nationwide, despite fierce protests from the oil industry and some conservative Democrats, according to several individuals briefed on the matter.
The proposed rules which had been stuck in regulatory limbo since December 2011 in the face of intense political opposition would cut the amount of sulfur in U.S. gasoline by two-thirds and impose fleetwide pollution limits on new vehicles by 2017.
The regulation enjoys support from auto companies, state regulators, environmental groups and equipment manufacturers. But oil industry officials and their congressional allies argue the proposed standards would raise gasoline prices and could result in greater carbon dioxide emissions because they will spur additional refining activity.
Opponents estimate the standards would force refiners to spend $10 billion to upgrade their facilities and an additional $2.4 billion in annual operating costs, adding 6 to 9 cents to the cost of a gallon of gas. Public health advocates say the ultimate cost would amount to less than a penny per gallon because of provisions giving refiners flexibility in complying with the standards.
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Anything to help destroy us, He leaves nothing unturned....
Elana Kagan is a big fan of federal agencies that circumvent Congress and allow the Executive to dictate through them. In some of the few legal opinions she wrote before her nomination for scotus, she spoke glowingly of the practice.
And where is congress once again?
That is 0’s plan and I won’t surrender to that either.
I think my 96 RAV4 is sitting in the driveway going up in value.
“After my election I have more flexibility.”
Which is their intent IMHO, especially lawncare, tractors etc devices.
My lawnmower runs like crap on this fuel, if the carb wasn't so complicated I'd propane convert it in a heartbeat.
But their goal IMHO is to have us buy electrical varients of these devices or not do yard-scaping at all, as some sort of "green" landscape would be much more earth friendly.....
Talk to your favorite CPA's etc off the record and find out how many small businesses have given up the ghost since 08' and how many vacant store fronts you have in your town post 08' because they can't make it in the regulatory, Obamacare, and lack of commerical paper environment post Dodd Frank...
get the Nomenklatura all in Volts and the serfs and peons on the choo choo that our overlords so graciously supplied to get you to the job at the GM broom factory.
“It has nothing to do with emissions, and everything to do with control. The goal of obama and his minions is nationalization of the oil industry, and the entire energy sector in the US. “
“Public health advocates say the ultimate cost would amount to less than a penny per gallon”
Because we all know that public health advocates are experts on hydrocarbon refining.
the same pols who are pushing for the new rules will be the same ones at the front of the microphones wailing against higher gasoline prices, and more than the rules themselves it’s their ignorant hypocrisy that is the biggest injustice to the public
It really annoys me that when people say I shouldn’t racially profile, or be “scared” around groups of black people.
I know that a lot of blacks aren’t violent thugs. But I also know that black on (race) crime is higher than any other group. But try to bring up the facts and you get labelled a racist. At some point people are going to have to acknowledge the facts and not be politically correct. All humans are equal, but all cultures are NOT equal. It’s as simple as that.
Political correctness and affirmative action will both end the moment Ubama declares martial law.
He will simultaneously defund theie EBT cards, giving Eric Holder's people the "go" signal they have been waiting for.
As I oft tell my Obama-loving mother-in-law, Obama really does like the poor, which is why he creates so many of them.
Can you translate that for us non-mechanics?
I’ve rebuilt a carburetor once or twice, but that’s the extent of my expertise.
It also allows the compression ratio of the engine to be raised well above normal, which results in more power and better fuel economy. Unfortunately, this change also increases the NOx gases in the exhaust, which requires wnat's known as a de-NOx catalytic converter. While this works, de-NOx catalytic converters cannot work with gasoline that have more than 10 parts per million of sulfur compounds. With the new EPA requirement that all gasoline must be limited to no more than 10 ppm of sulfur compounds, that makes de-NOx catalytic converters viable, making it possible for more powerful GDI engines with lower fuel consumption.
That’s it in a nutshell. This sob is Mussolini all over