My Voice: EPA’s ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’
by Doug Sombke (South Dakota Farmers Union/Argus Leader) … On behalf of rural communities and family farmers, I am calling out the EPA and those who still drink the Kool-aid of EPA’s fraudulent assessments that E30 is illegal for and damages standard auto engine systems.
We also counter EPA’s propaganda with South Dakota Farmers Union’s public service advertising challenging EPA’s fraudulent verbal claim “it’s illegal to fuel standard autos with 30 percent ethanol’s 94 octane E30.” Our PSA informs standard auto owners that by choosing blender pumps E30 they can save $2-$4/tank fill. And more than several thousands of wise standard auto owners have for nearly 10 years daily fueled with blender pumps’ E30 to consistently report: “I save money, get more power and can’t tell any mileage difference.”
These EPA fraudulent claims built the E10 blend wall effectively capping corn ethanol production at today’s 15 billion gallons. This also caps corn prices thus all crop prices by severely restricting ethanol’s participation in what should be a fully free enterprise gasoline octane market. The results include billions are fraudulently extracted from especially rural economies and standard auto owners.
… Daschle/Dole 1990 Clean Air Act Amendment was legislated to insure that while phasing out lead, the EPA would prevent refiners from replacing lead by making 30 percent of gasoline content benzene and related octane referred to as aromatics. The amendment directed refiners to instead use practical, available safer alternatives: Yet EPA nefariously claims 30 percent ethanol is illegal for standard autos to lock ethanol’s safe octane out as a practical alternative to aromatic octane thus violating Daschle/Dole’s Clean Air Act Amendment.
Note unlike aromatic octane, combusting the two carbon ethanol molecule does not produce known human genotoxic, carcinogenic benzene and related aromatic toxics identical to those also found in cigarette smoke: This enables E30 to slash these emissions up to 80 percent.
“Like cigarette smoke there is no recommended safe level for benzene in our air.” The EPA deceptively lowered gasoline’s benzene content from one to one-half percent as a fake cure-all, but ignores Clean Air Act directives to eliminate aromatic octane’s substantial carcinogenic benzene and related polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (pah) tailpipe emissions that also cause birth defects including infant brain damage.
Importantly, readers can then also click on Glacial Lakes Energy’s extensive E30 research, proving E30 does not reduce average mileage and auto owners save $2-$4/tank fill plus E30’s unique air charge cooling delivers more power: E30’s volatility neutral higher oxygen content and octane assures more complete combustion that reduces poisonous emissions and engine carbon deposits to lower maintenance costs. READ MORE