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Old 07-16-2010, 10:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The Great Ethanol Scam
Not only is ethanol proving to be a dud as a fuel substitute but there is increasing evidence that it is destroying engines in large numbers

By Ed Wallace

Where's the Logic?

First, the primary job of the Environmental Protection Agency is, dare it be said, to protect our environment. Yet using ethanol actually creates more smog than using regular gas, and the EPA's own attorneys had to admit that fact in front of the justices presiding over the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in 1995 (API v. EPA).

Second, truly independent studies on ethanol, such as those written by Tad Patzek of Berkeley and David Pimentel of Cornell, show that ethanol is a net energy loser. Other studies suggest there is a small net energy gain from it.

Third, all fuels laced with ethanol reduce the vehicle's fuel efficiency, and the E85 blend drops gas mileage between 30% and 40%, depending on whether you use the EPA's fuel mileage standards (fueleconomy.gov) or those of the Dept. of Energy.

Fourth, forget what biofuels have done to the price of foodstuffs worldwide over the past three years; the science seems to suggest that using ethanol increases global warming emissions over the use of straight gasoline. Just these issues should have kept ethanol from being brought back for its fourth run in American history.

Don't let anybody mislead you: The new push to get a 15% ethanol mandate out of Washington is simply to restore profitability to a failed industry. Only this time around those promoting more ethanol in our gas say there's no scientific proof that adding more ethanol will damage vehicles or small gas-powered engines. With that statement they've gone from shilling the public to outright falsehoods, because ethanol-laced gasoline is already destroying engines across the country in ever larger numbers.
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nothing wrong with ethanol.

tastes good.
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It's the idea that they now want to go to 15% that is pissing me off.
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nothing wrong with ethanol.

tastes good.[/b]
Yea, but not anything like Captain Morgans...........
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Yea, but not anything like Captain Morgans........... [/b]
hmmm gotta find my bottle of that in the freezer
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I fill gas containers up at the Indian reservation about 40 mins from me...no ethanol...how come they can get it I wonder?
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I fill gas containers up at the Indian reservation about 40 mins from me...no ethanol...how come they can get it I wonder?[/b]

Ask your good buddy Barry???
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because they dont have to tell you if it has ethanol or not. you are getting ethanol gas and everything is fine.

you ethanol believers are as bad as the man made global warming ones.
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Had a car come in the other day with a full tank of ethanol. Complaining about it not running so it was brought in on a tow truck. Needless to say, It ruined both O2 sensors and wouldn't run because of the gas. It came out and looked and smelled nothing like gas. Had almost no smell to it..
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