Tuesday, January 10, 2012

I don't think you are TRYING hard enough

Fuel companies fined for their petty refusal to an additive in gasoline.

Look, the law says they have to do it. Stop fooling around, guys.

Of course, their lame excuse is that the additive does not actually exist.

The answer is that if your government is smart enough to imagine what it wants, the least you can do is actually make the stuff.

(Nod to Anonyman)


Chris said...

"The law, aimed at reducing the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions, its reliance on oil imported from hostile places and the export of dollars to pay for it..."

Gotta love it when the left and right can work together. With teamwork, we can make the dream work!

Hasdrubal said...

"But Cathy Milbourn, an E.P.A. spokeswoman, said that her agency still believed that the 8.65-million-gallon quota for cellulosic ethanol for 2012 was “reasonably attainable.” By setting a quota, she added, “we avoid a situation where real cellulosic biofuel production exceeds the mandated volume,” which would weaken demand."

That paragraph is hard for me to parse. Does she mean that they'll keep prices up because they set the quota higher than annual production? Does she mean that they want to keep the quota at least as high as annual production because there isn't demand for cellulosic ethanol without the quota? Does she mean that prices will fall too much if they let the market price ethanol?