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reb4

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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 1:28:53 PM

There are Many Governors calling for the EPA to Consider -
Governors calling for EPA waiver - mainly from Live Stock Producing States

Congressioanl leaders ask the EPA for Waiver of Ethanol Mandate for year

Of course many industrys that rely on the ethanol quota are indicating that this is not as serious and does not require an adjustment.

Here is a topic to post information on the subject. And an easy referenceable place to comment on the subject.
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 7:08:50 PM

Here is an article to confirm that - EPA = Ethanol Protection Agency...
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 9:29:06 PM

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson gets paid off and denies the Ethanol waiver petition. Money talks when it comes to supporting the ethanol mandate. Consumer choice should determine ethanol's existence, NOT mandates and payoffs!
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 12:05:44 PM

Would lower the cost of food.
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2012 1:30:37 PM

Ethanol industry has the epa (ethanol protection agency) under their control.

The EPA Redefines Reality

this chart shows the ethanol industry has not produced the necessary ceullosic ethanol, yet they continue to mandate it. And they have continued to lower the goal and ethanol industry continues to miss it miserably...

Link to Cellulosic Biofuel - notice the zeroes across the board in 2012!

Yet the ethanol industry requests addressing the ethanol blend wall and reccomend offering a fuel that will be used in all non ffv's and they approove it ...

EPA approves ethanol fuel in older cars

"At the request of ethanol producers, the Obama administration announced in October that the EPA would allow E15 — gasoline with 15 percent ethanol — for use in medium duty passenger cars and light duty trucks manufactured after 2007. Further testing conducted by the Department of Energy determined the blend is safe for vehicles manufactured after 2001."

I have no doubt that the request for a waiver for a sensible approach to lowering the mandate will be denied... Even when the ethanol industry can't produce ethanol there is no relief. They fine the oil industry for not purchasing the ethanol based fuel... well someone should explain that the people that ultimately pay for the penalties are the consumers...



[Edited by: reb4 at 10/6/2012 1:34:04 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2012 10:48:46 PM

Looks like 89% of 22,656 that voted want less or no mandates concerning ethanol in their fuel. Wonder why that is? Maybe those who voted against ethanol, realize why ethanol has to be mandated to be sold.
Get rid of the mandate permanently and let the free market reign.
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2012 10:25:32 AM

Your welcome Banjoe,

Looks like only 11% of the 22,656 that voted said to do nothing...

Wonder how Canada would vote on this issue...
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2012 10:54:53 PM

Thanks for this info reb4. Your efforts are appreciated.
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2012 10:30:53 AM

Gasbuddy poll Question - Should there be temporary changes in requiring ethanol-blended gasoline in light of the current drought impact on the corn crop?

As of 9:20 am this morning (CDST)

33% Suspend the ethanol mandate

14% Reduce the ethanol percentage

4% Reduce import tariff on ethanol

35% No, repeal the mandate permanently

11% No, do not change current rules

Total votes: 21,863
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 9:24:41 PM

Rethinking the food vs. fuel debate - Drought, low corn yield force reconsideration of the Renewable Fuel Standard for ethanol

" When Congress passed the Energy Independence and Security Act in 2007, an ambitious schedule for incorporating ethanol into the nation's fuel supply known as the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) was established. Though ethanol was sold as a way to make our energy supply more secure, little consideration was given to what every farmer knows: Mother Nature can be fickle, as this year's drought proves.

Congress made several faulty assumptions, among them: that future supplies of corn would be plentiful, that demand for motor fuel would increase and that the state of fuel-making technology would ensure our energy future. Lawmakers just bet the market wrong."

Of course epa has provided waivers for the amount of fuel that most non ffv vehicles can use, indicating that instead of 10% as has been the standard, they now in their infinite wisdom have indicated that 50% more may be added...

"Lastly — and, ironically, done in part to ensure corn supplies weren't over-committed to ethanol — Congress mandated the use of cellulosic ethanol, a fuel that for all intents and purposes did not then exist. So far this year, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which monitors biofuel use, no cellulosic ethanol was delivered to the motor fuel supply. Nor was any supplied last year either.

While the EPA did adjust the mandate down to 6 million gallons last year — a 97 percent reduction from the original quota — oil companies were charged more than $6.8 million in fines for not buying fuel that was not for sale. Not surprisingly, oil companies have sued the federal government over these fines."

a million dollars a gallon fine for oil companies not meeting the requirement... guess who ultimately paid that?


[Edited by: reb4 at 8/30/2012 9:29:03 PM EST]
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