Obama’s EPA demands oil refiners use an additive that does not even exist, and then fines them for not complying.
“There’s no way to rule innocent men.
The only power government has is the power to crack down on criminals.
Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them.
One declares so many things to be a crime
that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.” – Ayn Rand
First they came for BP and Big Oil, but no one spoke out because the public has been led to hate oil companies by the Leftist media. Then they came for electricity, but no one spoke out against the absurdity of Obama making electric bills skyrocket by bankrupting power plants. Then they came for the coal industry, but no one spoke out because coal is ‘dirty’ according to Obama and solar power is the choice the government wants used.
Then they came for the gasoline in my car by bankrupting oil refiners with demands to use an additive that does not even exist.
But when gas reaches over $10 a gallon, no one will be left to speak out against Obama using the EPA to destroy the energy industry in America.
With apologies to Niemoller, the latest insanity from the current tyrannical regime in power lives up to the prophetic statement from Ayn Rand about making everything about America that made us a superpower, to be a crime – a reality.
After Obama’s bold statements and actions to bankrupt the power industry using the EPA – His Heinous now turns to gas refiners themselves , in his ongoing war against America’s energy industries.
The latest news is that the EPA is penalizing refineries for not adding cellulosic ethanol, a substance that does not even exist. But that does not matter when the goal is to bankrupt and destroy America’s energy industry and replace it with a failed ‘green’ energy industry that Obama and his cronies own and run with taxpayer money to the tune of BILLIONS (anyone recall Solyndra?).
Federal regulations can be maddening, but none more so than a current one that demands oil refiners use millions of gallons of a substance, cellulosic ethanol, that does not exist.
“As ludicrous as that sounds, it’s fact,” says Charles Drevna, who represents refiners. “If it weren’t so frustrating and infuriating, it would be comical.”
And Tom Pyle of the Institute of Energy Research says, “the cellulosic biofuel program is the embodiment of government gone wild.”
Refiners are at their wit’s end because the government set out requirements to blend cellulosic ethanol back in 2005, assuming that someone would make it. Seven years later, no one has.
“None, not one drop of cellulosic ethanol has been produced commercially. It’s a phantom fuel,” says Pyle. “It doesn’t exist in the market place.”
And Charles Drevna adds, “forcing us to use a product that doesn’t exist, they might as well tell us to use unicorns.”
And yet, they still have to pay what amounts to fines:
“Why would they ask them to blend any at all if it doesn’t exist?” Pyle said. “Because they know that they can squeeze some extra dollars out of them.”