EPA Increases Mandates For Fuels That Don’t Exist

In yet another green folly, the lawless Environmental Protection Agency continues to fine gasoline producers for not using cellulosic biofuels in quantities that don’t exist, making only more pain at the pump.

Last month, a federal court dealt a serious blow to the Environmental Protection Agency’s renewable fuels push by ruling that the agency exceeded its authority by mandating refiners use cellulosic biofuels, which aren’t commercially available. The EPA’s lawless response in a lawless administration was to raise its requirements.

In 2005 and 2007, Congress twice amended the Clean Air Act to establish a renewable fuel standard (RFS) that included a mandate to use cellulosic biofuels.

If refiners failed to meet the goals, the EPA could fine them. The RFS set ambitious goals for cellulosic biofuels but at least charged the EPA with reducing the requirement if production was lower than the mandate.

This the EPA simply ignored, issuing fines for failing to use this biofuel when it wasn’t even available.

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  1. I have read a lot of this in WSJ . If the biocellulosic fuel is not available for the refineries to blend , they are required to purchase a waiver for each gallon of gas refined from the EPA . The cost of each waiver will increase to 78 cents per gallon produced ! The refineries of course will add it to the price of a gallon of gas ! This is beyond shameful and it falls upon the shoulders of the Democrat party who passed the law in 2007. In fact it's probably the reason gas shot up in the Bush years of 2007 and 2008 !

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  4. Huapakechi says:

    This is a classic example of the cloward-piven strategy at work.

    Open season, no bag limit.

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