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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
For over two decades the EPA employed John C. Beale, most recently as a “senior career employee at EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation.”.
He’s gotten promotion after promotion, incentive bonuses, travel expenses, and even got the EPA to spend $18,000 for a handicapped parking spot in downtown Washington, D.C.
Oh, and he took off for months at a time claiming to be working for “Langley”, all while still on EPA payroll, too.
All a sham, of course.
As the WSJ reports: “The same agency that wants to regulate the nation’s carbon economy failed to vet a new hire, swallowed his spy stories, and paid a salary and bonuses to an employee who didn’t come to work and whom it didn’t notice was missing.”
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.
In an unbelievable bit of hysteria about lead pollution, the EPA has just blocked pretty much all installations/repairs of fire hydrants? Why? Because they have a small amount of lead in their composition. —>
We talked about collusive lawsuits last week.
Here’s a collusive lawsuit filed by 7 attorneys general that smells a lot like a small version of the Carbon Dioxide lawsuit.
In this case they’re going after wood burners–both cowboys and indians. Dangerous campfires, wood furnaces and fireplaces.
Imagine that the Administrator of the US EPA would testify that she doesn’t know that the US EPA is funding and promoting unethical human exposure to small particulate air pollution experiments at 10 US Medical Schools?
So you wonder why so many are sticking with their support of catastrophic warming?
This link below is to Leighton Steward’s recent essay in the DC insider mag The Hill, and it is another engineer’s optimistic essay on why the Supremes should stop the scientific fraud on Carbon Dioxide. Steward also refernces a fine essay by Craig Idso on the positive benefits of carbon dioxide. Continue reading
Senate GOP offers ‘The Top Ten Reasons The Government Shutdown Isn’t All Bad’ — Most involve EPA, environment
The Top Ten Reasons The Government Shutdown Isn’t All Bad Continue reading
Dishonest: EPA chief says Obama climate plan not threatened by SCOTUS review of EPA authority over coal plants
About today’s Supreme Court decision to hear whether EPA can regulate stationary sources of CO2 (like power plants), Reuters reports: Continue reading
Sen. Malarkey claims shutdown prevents public from discussing EPA coal rules — But EPA propaganda tour ≠ discussion
BTW Ed, the EPA meetings are pro forma — i.e., designed to meet a coming court challenges to the rules, not to allow the public to weigh in. Continue reading
Here’s Justice Alito’s financial disclosure form — what’s the conflict with his participating in EPA CO2 rule case?
Though the Supreme Court announced it will rule whether EPA greenhouse gas authority extends to stationary sources (like coal power plants), Justice Alito recused himself from the process deciding whether to take the case. 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
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AZ state senator: ‘EPA out of control’ in risking thousands of jobs, billions in economic activity in shutting Navajo coal plant
Arizona State Sen. Kelli Ward writes at Politx: Continue reading
The New York Times reports: Continue reading
Simon Lomax writes at EnergyCollective: Continue reading
Will say anything: Barbara Boxer claims EPA shutdown will permit industry to trash environment — ‘People do it every day of the week’
The San Francisco Chronicle reports: Continue reading