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    Do you think it is a good idea for the EPA to fine companies for not using a fuel that doesn't even exist?
    Especially when the courts just threw out an even lower standard for last year?
    Do you think it's a good idea for the EPA to keep pushing Ethanol when there is no net gain in energy from producing it?

    Days after a federal appeals court said the Obama administration is setting overly optimistic production quotas for the struggling biofuels industry, the government issued new standards Thursday that raise production estimates for 2013.

    New standards announced by the Environmental Protection Agency require production of 14 million gallons of so-called cellulosic biofuels made from grasses and woody material. That's up from an 8.7 million-gallon requirement in 2012 -- when actual production was near zero.

    An oil industry representative said the Obama administration was thumbing its nose at a ruling last week by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. The court threw out the 2012 mandate for cellulosic biofuels, saying it was based on wishful thinking rather than accurate estimates for an industry the Obama administration wants to encourage. Administration officials have said that increased use of biofuels could lower greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming, as well as lower U.S. dependence on foreign fuel.

    "The court recognized the absurdity of fining companies for failing to use a nonexistent biofuel," said Bob Greco, director of downstream operations for the American Petroleum Institute, the principal lobbying group for the oil and gas industry.

    Greco said he was astonished that EPA would nearly double the mandate for biofuel in 2013. "EPA needs a serious reality check," he said, calling the mandate a "stealth tax on gasoline" and an "egregious example of bad public policy."

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    [QUOTE=GloriaInTX;9048557]Do you think it is a good idea for the EPA to fine companies for not using a fuel that doesn't even exist?
    Especially when the courts just threw out an even lower standard for last year?
    Do you think it's a good idea for the EPA to keep pushing Ethanol when there is no net gain in energy from producing it?

    Ethanol is horrid... from not growing food and growing energy, to the way it destroys not only the engines but the service trucks delivering it.. to the cost of airplane flying due to inability to use ethanol fuel, now not able to use normal fuel etc etc. I hate it period. Also the EPA are idiots and base regs on fake science.. saying we are causing Global Warming.. when they get called on it they just change the name to Climate Change...
    I dislike so much stupid control, not based on anything real.. SO no.. they are idiots and it is wrong.
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