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The EPA Nazis Are Extorting $86 Million A Day From Oil Refineries For Not Using Bio-fuels That DO NOT EXIST!

zbacku 2012/06/22 14:30:05
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Obama Administration Continues to Force Refineries to Use Imaginary Biofuels

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WASHINGTON , May 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today denied the American Petroleum Institute’s (API’s) request to eliminate mandates for biofuels that do not exist, and the agency continues to fine refiners for not using them.

“EPA’s mandate is out of touch with reality and forces refiners to pay a penalty for not using imaginary biofuels,” said API Director of Downstream and Industry Operations Bob Greco. “EPA’s unrealistic mandate is effectively an added tax on making gasoline.”

The Clean Air Act requires EPA to determine the mandated volume of cellulosic biofuels each year at “the projected volume available.” However, in 2011 EPA required refineries to use 6.6 million gallons of cellulosic biofuels even though, according to EPA’s own records, none were commercially available. EPA today denied API’s 2011 petition for reconsideration of the mandate and continues to mandate these nonexistent biofuels this year.

“The fact that EPA continues to mandate these biofuels that do not exist is regulatory absurdity and bad public policy,” Greco said.

API represents more than 500 oil and natural gas companies, leaders of a technology-driven industry that supplies most of America’s energy, supports 9.2 million U.S. jobs and 7.7 percent of the U.S. economy, delivers more than $86 million a day in revenue to our government, and, since 2000, has invested more than $2 trillion in U.S. capital projects to advance all forms of energy, including alternatives.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/10/business/energy-environment...

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  • none 2012/06/25 19:53:30
    Insanity Beyond Insanity.
    none
    +1
    Typical of the out of control EPA, time to get rid of it.
  • rknothead 2012/06/25 12:43:16
    Insanity Beyond Insanity.
    rknothead
    +1
    EPA does more damage to our country than any other govt organization. It should be completely dismantled and a new, much less powerful agency made to replace it. EPA is truly government gone wild.
  • Roger 2012/06/23 22:10:35
    Liberalism Is Truly A Mental Disorder.
    Roger
    +1
    According to the constitution they should not exist so this is treason!
  • Diane Spraggs Yates 2012/06/23 17:04:14
    What Do You Think?
    Diane Spraggs Yates
    +1
    Obama is behind the EPA and they are killing oil gas and Coal they laid off 44 people at EEI an electric co fired by coal and we will pay higher electric bills Here is what my senator sent me in a news letter----------------Plant Closures Mean Electricity Rate Hikes

    In a striking example of how President Obama’s anti-coal agenda is affecting American families and businesses, a recent auction resulted in an eight-fold increase in electricity capacity prices from 2012-13 to 2015-16, when electric generators will be required to comply with the EPA's new Utility MACT rule.

    The EPA's many new rules and regulations have already resulted in the closure of coal-fired power plants across the country. The auction shows how these plant closures will affect how much Americans pay for electricity. One of the country’s largest regional power grid operators, PJM Interconnection, recently announced the results of its annual auction that locks in electricity capacity prices three years in advance. It set capacity prices at $136 per megawatt (MW) across the PJM service area, which includes parts of Illinois and other states in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic region. The price is eight times higher than the $16 per MW price that was set for 2012-2013.

    According to PJM, the “auction was impac...
    Obama is behind the EPA and they are killing oil gas and Coal they laid off 44 people at EEI an electric co fired by coal and we will pay higher electric bills Here is what my senator sent me in a news letter----------------Plant Closures Mean Electricity Rate Hikes

    In a striking example of how President Obama’s anti-coal agenda is affecting American families and businesses, a recent auction resulted in an eight-fold increase in electricity capacity prices from 2012-13 to 2015-16, when electric generators will be required to comply with the EPA's new Utility MACT rule.

    The EPA's many new rules and regulations have already resulted in the closure of coal-fired power plants across the country. The auction shows how these plant closures will affect how much Americans pay for electricity. One of the country’s largest regional power grid operators, PJM Interconnection, recently announced the results of its annual auction that locks in electricity capacity prices three years in advance. It set capacity prices at $136 per megawatt (MW) across the PJM service area, which includes parts of Illinois and other states in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic region. The price is eight times higher than the $16 per MW price that was set for 2012-2013.

    According to PJM, the “auction was impacted by an unprecedented amount of planned generation retirements (more than 14,000 MW) driven largely by environmental regulations, which drove prices higher than last year’s auction.”
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  • 4dc 2012/06/23 15:55:10
    Liberalism Is Truly A Mental Disorder.
    4dc
    +2
    and the stupidity goes on...and on, and on.............
  • olylift 2012/06/23 10:07:57
    Insanity Beyond Insanity.
    olylift
    +1
    Easy fix.
    1. Jack up the price to $6 dollars a gallon.
    2. American public goes crazy, wants an answer.
    3. EPA exposed
    4. ????
    5. Profit.
  • truthman 2012/06/23 06:01:41
    Insanity Beyond Insanity.
    truthman
    +1
    My son works on an oil rig in the gulf of Mexico. Obama is killing the oil industry. All the crap you hear coming from the White house is lies. They still have not opened up the gulf for deep water drilling. They say they have, but you have to have the permits to do it. Guess what. No permits. Thousands are still out of jobs in the oil industry since the oil spill.
  • zbacku truthman 2012/06/23 16:23:22
    zbacku
    +2
    They have, but only to the Chinese and Brazilians.
  • truthman zbacku 2012/06/23 21:08:29
    truthman
    that figures
  • TuringsChild 2012/06/23 05:17:39
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    TuringsChild
    +1
    As much as I hate Obama, libtards, and govt bureaucrats, I do have to ask how are we supposed to develop bio-fuels commercially without holding corporations' 'feet' to the fire? We DO know HOW to make bio fuels. We just can't do it cheaply. That's what corps are good at.
  • zbacku Turings... 2012/06/23 16:25:10
    zbacku
    +1
    You don't hate Obama or the Libtards. Your comment is right out of their playbook.
  • Turings... zbacku 2012/06/23 16:28:19
    TuringsChild
    +1
    That's what bothers me. Even so, a stopped clock is still right once in awhile.
  • wtw 2012/06/23 03:53:49
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    +3
    And guess who pays for this ignorance??????
  • TruBluTopaz 2012/06/22 23:10:30
    Insanity Beyond Insanity.
    TruBluTopaz
    +3
    “The fact that EPA continues to mandate these biofuels that do not exist is regulatory absurdity and bad public policy,” Greco said.

    Penalized for not using fuels that don't exist.
    I think this crystallizes just how dysfunctional and delusion the current administration is.
  • Charles E 2012/06/22 19:48:31
    Insanity Beyond Insanity.
    Charles E
    +3
    Some one needs to take the EPA to the woodshed and explain that they do have limits on their power to destroy our nation and economy.
  • akhippie 2012/06/22 18:57:34
    Insanity Beyond Insanity.
    akhippie
    +3
    Maybe the price of gasoline would not be so high if there weren't stupid taxes like this on gasoline?
  • Pedro Doller ~Inc. 2012/06/22 17:47:43
    Insanity Beyond Insanity.
    Pedro Doller ~Inc.
    +2
    I think they expect these oil companies to build, man and deploy whaling ships. Or they could hire the Japanese or Norwegians. Whale blubber is the original mother of bio fuel. Boil that blubber down. Ain't nothing like a little MukTuk.
  • Cuppajo 2012/06/22 17:18:13
    What Do You Think?
    Cuppajo
    +3
    You can take from the country the thieves but you can't take the thieves out of the country
  • Ken 2012/06/22 17:07:22
    Insanity Beyond Insanity.
    Ken
    +4
    Just another tactic to take and spend.
  • Mike 2012/06/22 16:47:12
    Liberalism Is Truly A Mental Disorder.
    Mike
    +6
    It shows at the pump - yet the libtards say the obie administration has no control. Once again the American tax payer taking it on the chin
  • mwg0735 2012/06/22 16:37:17
  • Sheila 2012/06/22 16:19:00
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    Sheila
    +7
    And here is YET ANOTHER reason that Obama MUST GO!!!!

    It blows me away how the gov treats the companies that make or provide the things we HAVE TO HAVE for our economy to run then wonders what is wrong with the economy.
  • Sheila Sheila 2012/06/22 16:25:52 (edited)
    Sheila
    +7
    The EPA came down on our business for "making dust". (We sandblast) We are IN a HEAVY INDUSTRIAL area as far as zoning. We are sitting 100 yards from a concrete plant and 50 feet from a sand company. But WE make dust. Nuisance dust. Got a city ticket and a court date.

    When we tried o determine what the LEGAL grounds for nuisance dust is there is NO guideline. NO legal description of it at all. No parts per million numbers, no nothing.

    One of the issues was our pile of spent sand. We paid hundreds of dollars to be told that it tests the same as brand new sand. Great we can sell it instead of having to hire an abatement co right? NO!! According to the EPA despite the test results (a test they made us do) it is hazardous waste. So when I work weekends I apparently allow my children to paly in hazardous waste.....

    We spent over 25K dollars to become "compliant". That is an entry level salary for a year. That is someone we can not hire even if we want to and for WHAT???

    The EPA is a joke that is really not funny. Power hungry bunch of nobodies.
  • zbacku Sheila 2012/06/22 19:22:51
    zbacku
    +4
    Our government is destroying our country one company at a time. With Obama's blessings.
  • Sheila zbacku 2012/06/22 19:25:02
    Sheila
    +3
    How dare we exist right? And not union....shame shame shame......
  • Charles E Sheila 2012/06/22 21:02:27
    Charles E
    +2
    Non union? That is what made your sand into hazardous waste. Might take a job from an Obama donor.
  • zbacku Charles E 2012/06/23 01:38:31
    zbacku
    +1
    Nice try, but a failure nonetheless.
  • Sheila Charles E 2012/06/25 14:34:46
    Sheila
    +1
    Lol, I would agree with you but we are a right to work state, so they have a harder time forcing union shope only when you don't HAVE to join.
  • Michael... Sheila 2012/06/23 07:04:10
    Michael=Constitution & Liberty
    +2
    I had an abatement license for asbestos removal through a housing authority I worked for many moons ago. disposal was a special dumpster(NOT)lined with 9mil plastic bag(like maybe your kitchen garbage can) at that time, and I'm sure still today, it was taken to the local landfill and dumped in with the rest of the trash. What a scam!
  • Sheila Michael... 2012/06/25 14:41:29
    Sheila
    I had a friend who worked abatement for asbestos here. They used much thicker bags here and you couldn't put any NON hazardous waste in them or you would be fined if caught. I never asked where the waste went, but that really wouldn't suprise me.

    And yes, the asnd was to go to a local landfill. I found that funny (not really ha ha, but funny-ish). To spend THOUSANDS to take CLEAN sand to a landfill....
  • JanHopkins 2012/06/22 15:45:07
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    JanHopkins
    +4
    What is it that they do with that 86 billion a day?
  • Sheila JanHopkins 2012/06/22 16:30:48
    Sheila
    +6
    Pay for liberal votes!!
  • Ken Sheila 2012/06/22 17:17:35
    Ken
    +5
    Right on the money.
  • superangrymonkey 2012/06/22 14:44:56 (edited)
  • Sheila superan... 2012/06/22 16:31:25
    Sheila
    +6
    LOL< tell us what you really think!! ;-)

    *fully concur BTW!!
  • superan... Sheila 2012/06/22 19:54:05
    superangrymonkey
    +1
    ^ listen to this woman
  • truthman Sheila 2012/06/23 06:06:47

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