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Court says EPA overestimates biofuels production

AP -- WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal appeals court has ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency is overestimating the amount of fuel that can be produced from grasses, wood and other nonfood plants in an effort to promote a fledgling biofuels industry.

At issue is a 2007 renewable fuels law that requires a certain amount of those types of fuels, called cellulosic biofuels, to be mixed in with gasoline each year. Despite annual EPA projections that the industry would produce small amounts of the biofuels, none of that production materialized.

The court faulted the EPA for setting last year's projections at 8.7 million gallons even though the two previous years had shown no production, and also for writing in the rule that "our intention is to balance such uncertainty with the objectiv


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 8:09:56 AM

let's just stop using EtOH along w/ subsidies to Pig Oil for blending EtOH into gasoline.
drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 10:43:47 AM

But when has the EPA done something reasonable like that lately?
honda0105
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 5:59:35 AM

then take EtOH mandate off the table!
dlemma
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 8:53:11 PM

Get RID of biofuels....
drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 9:18:28 AM

AnObserver, "What does the Appeals Court know about alternative fuels?"

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The law.
SkooterG
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 2:19:09 AM

Why does our government continue to go 'all in' on ethanol? Idiots.
cssco
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 1:55:40 AM

For the EPA to lie is one thing but, can anyone be surprised the WACHKO's running things in Washington ever do anything but, L I E, CHEAT and/or STEAL. Too deceive is a wonderful thing by the standards of most political WACHKO's.
AnObserver
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 12:49:10 AM

What does the Appeals Court know about alternative fuels?
ExplorerWA
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 12:31:54 AM

When will this stop?
crreed1
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 12:27:17 AM

old news
52MPG
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 12:24:08 AM

Breaking news - the government erred / lied....Oh.... maybe it is not new s.
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 12:22:12 AM

It is time to de-fund the EPA.
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 12:20:56 AM

What a surprise NOT
pastorpaulcg
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 12:19:29 AM

I'm shocked that the EPA would be acting disingenuously
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 12:19:06 AM

Unfortunately, congress is either unwilling or unable to reign-in the EPA. That leaves on the courts.
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 12:17:39 AM

No doubt.
HEBster
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 12:14:18 AM

No-Not the EPA!
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 12:13:23 AM

I am shocked. The Government trying to justify spending billions on things that are ridiculous. That way, they can raise taxes some more.
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 12:12:39 AM

Youneed to know exactly how much

[Edited by: carinthuist at 2/1/2013 12:13:31 AM EST]
silverfox63
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 12:11:02 AM

This does not surprise me in the least.
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 12:10:40 AM

ok
jrschl
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 12:10:39 AM

Seems as if the EPA is making more problems and mistakes these days.
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 12:10:26 AM

Liars get caught sooner or later.
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 12:10:18 AM

We need to get rid of the EPA...they are doing our country more harm than good!
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 12:09:06 AM

My re-action should be "Shock"...or should it?
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 12:08:45 AM

hmm
Toppers
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 12:08:35 AM

Don't doubt it...
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 12:07:43 AM

I can't believe it.
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 12:07:34 AM

Defund and dismantle the EPA.
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 12:07:21 AM

They should know.
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 12:06:10 AM

obummer said he would save the planet.
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 12:05:13 AM

A government bureaucracy is wrong? Say it ain't so.
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 12:04:33 AM

EPA is a bunch of - - - - it.
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 12:03:50 AM

WHAT ME WORRY!
johton
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 12:03:30 AM

They overestimate most items.
snagged
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 11:59:19 PM

Lies
Dragnet
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 11:53:54 PM

EPA is just another bunch of lying politicians. They are noted for that!
carloco75
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 11:53:39 PM

Extra Pathetic Agency...
1Boog
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 11:51:14 PM

of course they did....and especially in a drought year!!
Doomsday64
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 11:47:57 PM

EPA is a waste!
Spankster85
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 11:47:08 PM

What else is new?
VikingWoman
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 11:43:40 PM

Everyone was really excited about this at first. Restaurants had to lock up their used grease. People were converting old water heaters to make bio-diesel and then poof - not so popular. There were a few explosions when systems failed too. Now we have this big health kick going on with people being pressured to eat less fried food so it means less used frying oil for conversion to bio-diesel. go figure.
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 11:39:52 PM

Really?
SpankyMI
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 11:39:37 PM

This is why we don't need the EPA.
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 11:39:25 PM

of course
mrbee
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 11:39:07 PM

EPA = crooks.
wild3bill
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 11:38:49 PM

Swat else ie new?
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 11:35:43 PM

really
TDIdave
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 11:33:51 PM

Hmmm.
bvrbill
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 11:33:31 PM

No more ethanol.
Scottland
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 11:31:55 PM

When gov't estimators don't have experience starting and running a business, it is no wonder that they get it wrong. Do you think Walmart could mis-estimate and keep their competitors at bay?
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