Obama set to issue ethanol fuel mandate


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The Obama administration is poised to update a controversial standard for ethanol levels in gasoline after months of sparring over the future of the fuel between pro-ethanol groups and the oil industry.

The White House has until Nov. 30 to finalize a rule that sets the amount of ethanol that oil refiners are required to blend into their fuel.

Pro-ethanol senators — Republicans and Democrats from corn-producing Midwestern states — met with President Obama’s chief of staff last month to plug the fuel and call for more reliance on it. House Democratic leaders including Reps. Nancy Pelosi (Calif.), Steny Hoyer (Md.) and Collin Peterson (Minn.), the ranking member on the Agriculture Committee, sent a letter to Obama’s top climate adviser last week asking for a stronger standard ahead of an international global warming conference in Paris.
Obama set to issue ethanol fuel mandate | TheHill

This is crony capitalism at its worst.


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I would rather put water in my tank.


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And utterly stupid. Ethanol eats engine parts MUCH faster than straight gasoline and, without government subsidies, COSTS more, too. Secondly, it takes more energy to MAKE a gallon of Ethanol than it’ll produce when burned as fuel making it a net energy LOSS. So far, the only way there is to efficiently produce it is by DISTILLATION, which needs HEAT, which is produced mostly by burning fossil fuels! Just how stupid must one BE to be in favor of this idiocy?


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[quote=“Pappadave, post:3, topic:47813”]
And utterly stupid. Ethanol eats engine parts MUCH faster than straight gasoline and, without government subsidies, COSTS more, too. Secondly, it takes more energy to MAKE a gallon of Ethanol than it’ll produce when burned as fuel making it a net energy LOSS. So far, the only way there is to efficiently produce it is by DISTILLATION, which needs HEAT, which is produced mostly by burning fossil fuels! Just how stupid must one BE to be in favor of this idiocy?
[/quote]Not so stupid for the ones making money off it and even the loony left knows it’s a scam.


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Paul Ryan…yes the dreaded supposedly cronyist has blasted the ethanol scam when other Republicans defended it .


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Time to Clean the Swamp (Starting with the POTUS & DC Democrats then move on to RINOS …