The Environmental Protection Agency has ignored a ruling from a federal appeals court by once again issuing a cellulosic biofuels mandate that’s literally impossible for refiners to reach.
Last week, a court ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency had overstepped its authority when it ordered refiners to purchase more cellulosic biofuel than was actually in existence.
As I noted, the U.S. managed to produce only 20,069 gallons of cellulosic biofuel, which is made from non-edible plant parts, in 2012. And the entire supply was sent to Rio so climate-change conference attendees could feel good about their green transportation.
Nonetheless, the EPA told U.S. refiners to buy 8.7 million gallons of cellulosic biofuel. That was, of course, impossible.
Read more at National Review Online. By Jillian Kay Melchior.