The Magoo Congress
by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) …The response to all this worry over oil? The United States House of Representatives in a new series of measures just passed, is doing its level best to ensure the failure of the only at-scale, emissions-friendly, home-grown fuel – ethanol. What an hour.
It’s a Magoo Congress, all right, peering at the headlines, intending well, getting it all wrong. You remember Mr. Magoo, the near-sighted cartoon character who was always seeing the wrong thing, and who could not keep himself from doing the wrong thing.
…On E15, we get it. Congress is concerned that all Americans are Magoos, and those that have pre-2001 cars that are not approved for E15 ethanol will misfuel.
The truth is, every car in the US that is using fossil fuels is using the wrong fuel, and is misfueling every day. Oh, sure, the car keeps on running. Its the country and the economy that is choking, and shudder, and halt.
…All for the convenience of a cheap fuel. Reminds us of the home builder who uses the cheap wood, the cheap nails, the cheap unskilled labor, and the cheap cement, and then watched as the house fell down.
…According to Growth Energy, the adoption of E15 would displace a full tanker of foreign oil imported daily to the U.S, create 136,000 new U.S. jobs; and cut in harmful emissions equivalent to removing 1.35 million cars from the road. READ MORE and MORE (Ethanol Producer Magazine)