Sources: AAA, The Detroit News
quote: why aren't people reporting about it
quote: All this bs about fuel just makes the diesel argument stronger.
quote: Or LPG. :)
quote: making it harder for automakers to meet EPA fuel economy requirements.
quote: True that automakers can (and should) be forced to producing new cars that can run on renewable source fuels, but you can't force the owners of the millions of cars out there that have already been designed to use it (i.e. E85 ready cars) to start using gas that would eat their engines
quote: Even though I have some very harsh criticisms for Obama's economic policies, remember that ethanol in our gasoline did not start under Obama.
quote: Fuel from food - stupidSubsidizing food crops to make fuel from them - stupiderForcing the fuel on consumers when it will wreck their cars - stupidest.
quote: The only thing "pathetic" here is everyone who thinks this is even a remotely good idea - at any point of the continuum. Every single person in the EPA should be fired.
quote: Do not know about International,
quote: An illiterate bunch of fools here.
quote: Gee, and what do you suppose increasing the cost of livestock feed does to the cost of products made from that livestock? Making cattle farmers compete with energy production for corn is a profoundly stupid idea.
quote: To partially address your third statement, all cars are equipped with computers today. Those cars can be calibrated to deal with the higher level of ethanol by richening the air/fuel ratio. Easy peasy.
quote: For those few still running carburetors, they can simply re-jet their carbs to handle the ethanol. Again, tot a huge deal.
quote: The only thing damaging about ethanol is running it at the wrong air/fuel mixture. Richen your air/fuel ratio from 15-1 to say, 13-1 and your engine will be just fine.
quote: While I agree somewhat with your third statement, I challenge you to come up with a better solution than 1 & 2 for renewable-source fuels.
quote: I may soon find myself driving a lot further for pure gas, and hoarding it in containers.
quote: Meanwhile Bob Dinneen chief of the corn growers advocacy, the Renewable Fuels Association, blast the AAA and its fellow E15 opponents saying what's good for corn is good for the country. He comments, "[The AAA protest] reflects a pathetic ignorance of EPA's unprecedented test program before approving E15 for commercial use. The fact is E15 has been the most aggressively and comprehensively tested fuel in the history of the agency."
quote: If the blend is so bad as you claim, nobody will buy it.
quote: In response to a request by Growth Energy and 54 ethanol manufacturers under the Clean Air Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) granted two partial waivers that taken together allow but do not require the introduction into commerce of gasoline that contains greater than 10 volume percent (vol%) ethanol and up to 15 vol% ethanol (E15) for use in model year (MY) 2001 and newer light-duty motor vehicles, subject to certain conditions.
quote: AND if you do not want to use E15 - DON'T USE IT.