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2018-08-05 -Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
EPA finds ethanol is environmentally damaging
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Posted by DarthVader 2018-08-05 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6463 views ]  Top

#1 Federal law requires the EPA to assess the environmental impact of the fuel standard every three years, but the new report, issued in July, was four years overdue.

Report left over from the Obama regime? Still got the DS operating in the ranks of the EPA?
Posted by JohnQC 2018-08-05 01:49||   2018-08-05 01:49|| Front Page Top

#2 "Damaging" to my Stihl weed eater for sure.
Posted by Besoeker 2018-08-05 01:59||   2018-08-05 01:59|| Front Page Top

#3 2018/08/05 @ 00:05 SUN


Disgusting mandates!
Why can't we buy pure gasoline?
If green aho's want to buy gasoline contaminated with alcohol let that be their choice.
Avgas is the only place I know of where one can buy unperverted gasoline.
Can't risk water or alcohol in an aircraft engine.
But with airport security and tax on Avgas, it is not a practical to buy Avgas to get pure gasoline.

Many pilots cheat Avgas tax by buying gas for their planes at normal gasoline stations.
I remember my dad doing that in the 1980's.
Even at my young age I asked my father if it was worth it to risk transporting 60 gal of gas in plastic gas cans in a van.
What if we are hit by a drunk or the van rolls?

Mandating alcohol in gasoline is idiotic just like banning the great GE tungsten filament light bulb.
One day I hope GE will reopen there light bulb manufacturing plant that was closed down so we can buy good light bulbs again at a cheap price.

God never gave an eleventh commandment,
"Thou shalt save the planet through your own 'green' initiatives."

So my hope is there will be no green aho's in heaven.

Posted by boomerc 2018-08-05 03:01||   2018-08-05 03:01|| Front Page Top

#4 Corn likker's bad?
Posted by Skidmark 2018-08-05 03:07||   2018-08-05 03:07|| Front Page Top

#5 Being sort of rural, we still have a few stations around here that sell 'No Ethanol', but usually as 'Premium-Grade' only.

It's all I'll use for my small engines (mower, whacker, power-washer, etc.).

Folks drive from metro areas and out of state to fill their containers.
Posted by Mullah Richard 2018-08-05 09:20||   2018-08-05 09:20|| Front Page Top

#6 I think we could all see this one coming.

All of the known issues with ethanol were swept under a rug and those that were not were ridiculed by talking heads and internet smart asses hired by various green groups.

Need we mention the rampant starvation in Africa and South America created by diversion of food production to ethanol production?

So ethanol fuels produce more NOx huh? After years of air pumps and injectors, catalytic converters and billions in research to reduce NOx in gasoline powered engines, we have to buy gasoline that INCREASES NOx???

This is right up there with that additive the green Nazis in Californicate mandated to be put in gasoline as an oxygenator to reduce NOx. After about five years of rapidly increasing asthma rates and upper respirator problems with children some brave souls decided to fly in the face of the green machine and determined this wonder additive was the cause and was far deadlier than anything gasoline could produce...I think it was MBTE or something like that and various entities are spending millions to clean up sites polluted by the stuff...a hazardous material used to fight air pollution. Can you go any further into environmental wonderland and fantasy than that?
Posted by Sock Puppet of Doom 2018-08-05 12:10||   2018-08-05 12:10|| Front Page Top

#7 The left playbook. 1. Define or make up a problem, 2. Mandate a solution if in power and roll some RINOs if needed to pass, 3. Get rich off of insider info, books, going on talk circuit talking about the "sky is falling," start start-up companies funded by the government selling snake oil, etc.
Posted by JohnQC 2018-08-05 13:24||   2018-08-05 13:24|| Front Page Top

#8 It may cost a bit more to remove the expensive ethanol from gasoline, but the increased cost will be worth the benefits to the environment.
Posted by gorb 2018-08-05 15:05||   2018-08-05 15:05|| Front Page Top

#9 Need we mention the rampant starvation in Africa and South America created by diversion of food production to ethanol production?

No, no need.
We don't care.
Posted by Skidmark 2018-08-05 18:46||   2018-08-05 18:46|| Front Page Top

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