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aservant

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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 12:26:54 AM

AUGUSTA — A pair of bills introduced Thursday by state Rep. Jeff Timberlake, R-Turner, could have a significant impact on what goes into the gas tank of your car, lawnmower or snowblower.

One of Timberlake's bills would cut the percentage of corn-derived ethanol in Maine gasoline from 10 percent to 5 percent. The other measure would allow the state to form a coalition with other New England states to create an ethanol-free gasoline market for Canadian petroleum-vendor Irving.

Timberlake said Irving has offered to deliver ethanol-free gasoline to customers in New England if it has a minimum of three states willing to eliminate ethanol from the gas supply. New Hampshire has passed similar legislation, Timberlake said.

He said he suspects that bill would be amended so gas stations
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2013 5:57:27 AM

as long as EtOH is made from NON-Food materials, I'm okay with it. But jacking up the price of food so we can drive is robbing Peter to pay Paul.
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2013 12:36:23 PM

Right. I was just pointing out that the demands to remove *ALL* ethanol from gas made no more sense than E10 or E15.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2013 5:50:36 AM

rj: EtOH has never been the answer. It might be a nice additive, but at 10 or 15 percent of fuel it's not been good. And you're right, it's to give more subsidies to corn growing states.
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 3:14:07 AM

Take a reality check, people.

Ethanol is a great gas additive. It makes it burn cleaner, thus less pollution.

OTOH, it's a terrible gas substitute. E10 makes absolutely no rational sense, except as a giveaway for corn growing states.
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tomok
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 4:41:30 PM

Bills seek to reduce or remove ethanol from Maine! Somebody has to stop this ethanol crap in gasoline, Sneeky certainly isn't going to do anything about it. Many more states need to go along with No Ethanol in Gasoline. Bill Who?
NO FUEL FROM FOOD!
NO *E-5, *E-10, *E-15 OR *E-100 –> ONLY 'E-0' fuel is Allowed!
Vehicle manufactures Produce and the population ‘Drives’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good
‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
XII/XXII/MMXII! - The Day After......
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jethro5000
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 12:39:37 PM

This is bad ...
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NedW
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 10:22:01 AM

Sanity breaks out in Maine!
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goldrose1
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 3:14:01 AM

Like sounds of this.
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ShadowACE
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 12:34:04 AM

You go, Maine!! And after you pass this and get the ball rolling we'll hope that the old saying holds true: "As Maine goes, so goes the nation!"
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Quick68
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 12:32:09 AM

Reduce or remove are the key words here. They will reduce it but by how much? The Feds will not let them remove it.
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iFueler
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 12:29:53 AM

will be watching to see how this plays out
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10k
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 12:25:33 AM

go maine go !!!..well past time to band together and get rid of the engine-killing ethanol-ALL of it..
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TIGERPAW46
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 12:23:36 AM

The whole Nation should have done it 3 yrs ago. They have known for at least that long it wasn't helping & that the overall effects were making the Environment worse as well as decreasing world food supplies.
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crreed1
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 12:21:54 AM

sounds good
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Bigwaynef
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 12:21:42 AM

NO MORE ETHANOL...
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yakstar
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 12:20:38 AM

further testing is needed!
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bvrbill
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 12:19:53 AM

Good idea.

No more ethanol.
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1_percenter
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 12:18:21 AM

start with as Northeast as you can get>>fine

move west, south, southwest from there

corn lobbyists can try to find real jobs in their heroe's lame economy

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streetcars
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 12:16:49 AM

sounds good to me.
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Dailyrun
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 12:16:41 AM

ought to make it 50% (or 100%).
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boatfloyd
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 12:14:24 AM

Make it a Federal Law.
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bikechuck
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 12:14:12 AM

Good luck Maine, may have to secede before they can get it done. States should have say so, time to exercise states rights.
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Vitobug
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 12:13:39 AM

Uh?
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joel27nc
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 12:13:14 AM

How about all 50 states?
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regout
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 12:13:06 AM

eep corn for people.
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jtfftj
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 12:11:39 AM

Not much corn grown in Maine.
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TheeRedRam
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 12:11:37 AM

Good get it done
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dongo50
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 12:10:48 AM

we don't need ethanol anywhere!
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wayoung56
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 12:10:42 AM

Hmmm...
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Blue_Cruzer
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 12:10:08 AM

Should be banned for use as a auto fuel.
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cheapertvs
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 12:09:10 AM

YAY Maine! Can we get similar laws in the other 49 and Washington DC?
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cheaper0ON
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 12:08:51 AM

Great job.
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TheSicilian
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 12:08:15 AM

get it out
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esquared
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 12:08:14 AM

What if the ethanol is derived from non-corn cellulosic waste or switch grass?
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UpSol7
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 12:08:13 AM

ethanol free New England! It's a start
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boatfloyd
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 12:07:46 AM

Good
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arb0526
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 12:07:06 AM

Ethanol= great way to get a new lawn mower
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1fulltank
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 12:06:56 AM

Old article.
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Gary65
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 12:06:20 AM

Great as we do not need ethanol.
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PrinceLH
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 12:05:29 AM

I hope every state takes the same approach.
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heartbroken2010
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 12:04:48 AM

cant stand ethanol in gas.
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Rageagainsttm
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 12:04:39 AM

Remove it from all gas.
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lippoe_sokan
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 12:03:24 AM

Get government out of the ethanol business.
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WIWalt
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 11:56:56 PM

Finnaly a start at good riddence
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fenster66
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 11:55:58 PM

now extend it nationwide..
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jrsva
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 11:55:47 PM

“Timberlake called ethanol one of the worst ‘government boondoggles’ of his lifetime.”

Hurrah for Jeff Timberlake, Go Maine, Go New Hampshire. Perhaps New England can lead the country out of the ethanol swamp. It cannot happen too soon.
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jcpatriots
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 11:50:53 PM

Good
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unemployed58
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 11:49:25 PM

ethanol sucks
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Black Wagon
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 11:44:55 PM

Drought prompts Missouri ethanol plant to suspend production
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mstearno
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 11:42:13 PM

no food for fuel
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