The key reason ethanol is added to gasoline is very simple. Most of it is derived (in the US) from corn. Iowa, the first State in the Presidential election primary calendar grows lots of corn.
(To be sure, the so-called “oxygenation” additives to fuel have some, emphasize some, utility in reducing local air pollution in congested urban areas. But there are huge, make that HUGE, downsides to ethanol. Including massive increases in the price of food).
Now it’s starting to look like it’s losing some of its clout. Continue reading
You can’t make this up.
We’re supposed to consider these people experts saving hundreds of thousands from air pollution death.
There is no substitute for preparation for a Congressional Hearing, just like for a debate, a deposition or a trial. Just like preparing for a test. Must know the material and plan the strategy to accomplish the goal.
This Australian News breathless announcement is a joke.
Tom Harris from Ottawa Canada, is eloquent here in his appeal to challenge the climate science to hold back nonsense regs on carbon dioxide, but I think he leaves a lot of challenges in his briefcase because, like most hard scientists and engineers, he doesn’t know that a real weakness of the EPA is their human health effects research–it is breathless and brainless and substitutes scaremongering for rational analysis.
It is unthinkable that bad air doesn’t cause everything, including zombies, vampires and certainly all sorts of medical problems , including premature death from whatever might come up in the mind of the air pollution fighter–consider heart disease and lung disease and general failure disease (is that a diagnosis) disease. Continue reading
Apparently it does not violate the Michigan Public Health Code to conduct illegal and dangerous human experiments on behalf of the EPA. Continue reading
Michael Bloomberg writes: Continue reading
Geoffrey Kabat wroites in the Wall Street Journal: Continue reading
Particulate matter doesn’t kill anyone. Think differently? Then show us a body. Continue reading
Show us a body, MIT! U.S. is clean and safe — and harms no one. Continue reading
UTSanDiego announced: Continue reading
The City Wire reports: Continue reading
Average ground-level ozone (O3) and fine particulate matter (PM2.5) measurements were not correlated with 19,327 patient admissions for asthma at the University of California-Davis Medical Center (UCDMC) during 2010-2012. Continue reading
World Bank-required emissions standards will just put electricity more out of reach without providing any public health benefits. Poor people need power — especially the electric kind. That would improve public health more than anything. Continue reading
From Rep. Lamar Smith’s letter to the subpoena-defaulting, data-hiding EPA. Continue reading
From the House Science Committee today: Continue reading
But traffic fatalities are real whereas pollution fatalities are entirely imaginary. Show us a body! Continue reading
Classic junkscience brought to us by MIT. Continue reading
To fend off claims that fracking poses a risk to health from air emissions, an MIT economist/EPA advisor claims that the risks are offset by lives saved from using less coal. Continue reading