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Lisa Jackson
A list of potential replacements is already circulating

The head of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Lisa Jackson, has announced this week that she will step down from her position. The move comes after Jackson has fought hard against Washington politicians and lobbyists.

Jackson fought significant pushback from Republican lawmakers opposed to her efforts to fight climate change reports Reuters. She was also brought in front of Congress for multiple hearings during her tenure, and even fought dissension within the EPA.

President Obama thanked Jackson for her service and praised her work on several causes including assistance in setting up new fuel economy standards in the United States.

"Under her leadership, the EPA has taken sensible and important steps to protect the air we breathe and the water we drink," Obama said in a statement.

Jackson said in a statement she was "confident the (EPA) ship is sailing in the right direction."

Jackson is expected to step down from her cabinet position after President Obama delivers his State of the Union address in early 2013.

Source: Reuters



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By Motoman on 12/30/2012 7:39:28 PM , Rating: 2
You're catastrophically wrong.

Imagine you ride a motorcycle. Or a scooter...or you're just trying to fill your 2.5 gallon gas can for your lawn mower.

Blender pumps, which is what pretty much everyone is putting in these days, retain a lot of fuel in the hose system after the last purchase. If the person behind you bought E15, and you're trying to put just a couple gallons in your motorcycle, you'll never get the 93-octane premium you paid for...you'll get 2 gallons of E15. Which will destroy your motorcycle motor. Or scooter, or lawnmower, or whatever.

The 4-gallon minimum is the EPA "fixing" that problem by mandating, Marie Antoinette-like, that the people shall eat at least 4 gallons at a time, to dilute whatever was left in the hose system.

The problem being, of course, that the motorcycles, scooters, gas cans for lawn equipment, etc. are frequently not going to be able to accommodate a 4 gallon purchase.

Ergo, the simple act of letting E15 into the market guarantees blown motors. It's very existence is an act of abject stupidity...and the 4-gallon minimum is just another expression of that bottomless idiocy.


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