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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Who cares if it didn't work?!

Whenever I see a story like this I am reminded of Dick Jones from Robocop.

The pull quote:

“It’s been a flop, and the amount of energy that goes into producing a gallon of ethanol is a lot. Twenty-eight gallons of water to produce a gallon of gas, 170 gallons, I guess, to produce a gallon of ethanol,” he said. 
“There’s not been an environment benefit; there’s actually been an environmental detriment and there’s been an economic detriment to many sectors of the economy, even though there’s been a significant benefit to the Corn Belt,” Welch said. 
Even so, the EPA has utterly refused to back down from their… a policy with which the White House is clearly on board, given their veto threat of the mandate’s repeal.

Of course. We have subsidies to voting blocks. We have guaranteed donations from ethanol manufacturers. Who cares whether it works or not?!

The reformulation of gasoline that has been happening every six months has done nothing, zero, nada to help the environment. It only helped liberals feel better about themselves driving cars. Never mind that it hurts the environment cause we hate oil companies. The high prices are on the EPA, not the oil companies.

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