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EPA proposes raising biofuel levels in gasoline yet again; experts predict damage to 90 percent of U.S. cars


(NaturalNews) Two things are idiotic about the Obama Environmental Protection Agency's newest plan regarding the adjustment of biofuel levels in gasoline: 1) It is yet another financial intrusion into our lives we can do without; and 2) In a world where hundreds of millions go to bed hungry every night, it is completely asinine to burn up a food source (corn-to-ethanol).

And yet, none of these points matter. As reported by WorldNetDaily, the EPA wants to raise the level of biofuels added to gasoline, though an energy industry executive says the decision could potentially harm or disrupt 90 percent of vehicles on U.S. roads and highways, as well as lower fuel mileage and add to the nation's financial instability.

In recent days the EPA released its recommendations, contained in the "2017 Renewable Fuel Standard." The agency says extra required biofuels is part of a larger, continuous effort to diminish reliance on fossil fuels while creating cleaner fuels that are allegedly not so damaging to the environment.

"EPA proposed increases in renewable fuel volume requirements across all types of biofuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program.? These increases would boost production and provide for ambitious yet achievable growth.?The proposed volume requirements and associated percentage standards for are for calendar year 2017?for cellulosic biofuel, biomass-based diesel, advanced biofuel, and total renewable fuel. EPA also proposed the volume requirement for biomass-based diesel for 2018," says a summary of the agency's proposal.

Conditions have changed

However, despite the agency's claims, the energy industry sees it differently.

"The new rule continues to push us toward breaching the blend wall. That is our big concern here, and that is reaching above 10 percent ethanol in the fuel mix," cautioned American Petroleum Institute Downstream Group Director Frank Macchiarola.

In an interview with WorldNetDaily and Radio America, on paper the Renewable Fuel Standard, or RFS, would still keep biofuels under the 10 percent limit. But, he added, levels of demand might actually drive the rate far above 10 percent. He also said that would likely be a death sentence for most vehicle engines currently on the road.

"What AAA has said is that up to 90 percent of the vehicles out and about are not good with higher-mixed ethanols, for example, E15," Macchiarola said. "The more you push toward that, the more prominent the potential risk is to your fuel framework and to your motor."

The American Petroleum Institute isn't buying the proposal, either. In fact, the group is asking Congress to essentially scrap them or scrap the RFS completely. Macchiarola said that originally the legislation to create and require biofuels came under conditions that don't exist anymore.

"We're requesting that Congress repeal or essentially change the RFS," Macchiarola said. "Our essential contention here is that when the RFS was passed 10 years prior, that the vitality world looked altogether different here in the United States."

He added that energy conditions in the United States have viably made a 180-degree shift over the previous decade.

"We were a net merchant of vitality," Macchiarola said, as reported by WND. "We were expanding our reliance on remote oil. Our creation levels had smoothed and were in decay. Quick forward 10 years, we've had this shale transformation in both oil and common gas, and we're the world's driving makers of vitality."

All for less energy

As though the potential harm the new requirements would cause aren't concerning enough, Macchiarola said there's a much more profound financial drawback, as well.

As though the potential harm brought about by rupturing the mix divider weren't concerning enough, Macchiarola said there's a more profound financial drawback, as well.

"The one thing about this command is sure is the vulnerability consistently," Macchiarola said. "There's nothing all the more harming to monetary development, in my judgment, than a dubious business environment."

He said the instability will keep running from the refineries to vehicle manufacturers to "anyone who is taking a gander at information expenses." And customers are not resistant, either.

"On the shopper side, it makes vulnerability at the pump," said Macchiarola, who focuses to a Congressional Budget Office report demonstrating that higher biofuel substance could prompt a 26-penny trek per gallon of gas.

And for less energy.

"Those higher-mixed ethanol fills have less vitality content," he said. "That implies individuals are driving less between every stop at the service station."





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