September 28, 2009

Obama To Destroy Your Car's Engine

Just another attempt by the Obama Administration to get your gas consuming car away from you.

By Dec. 1, the Environmental Protection Agency must decide whether to approve a request to increase the amount of ethanol that can be mixed with most gasoline sold at pumps to as much as 15 percent.

Most pumps already sell E10, which is 10 percent ethanol.

Big deal you say? Well it is a big deal, most engines are not set to take such a large quanitity of ethanol mixed in with the gas.

And there are a number of problems with an immediate boost in the ethanol blend.

Automakers warn the higher ethanol blend could boost greenhouse gas emissions, damage engines or disable vehicles.

In Baltimore, nearly a third of the city's patrol cars stopped running earlier this month because a station had boosted the amount of ethanol in the fuel. It isn't clear how much ethanol was in the mix.

Your engine could seize eventually.

Why the push?

Congress has required that the nation use 11 billion gallons of ethanol next year and 36 billion gallons by 2022.

Mike Stanton, CEO of the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers, the trade group representing major foreign automakers, noted the United States would not be able to consume even half of the ethanol required by Congress by 2022 by simply requiring all pumps to be E10.

Congress is demanding that we use ethanol, but the people in the know say it's going to be almost impossible to meet the demands set by congress without screwing up everyones gasoline engine.

Guess that would be considered a tree huggers wet dream.

But it's just not vehicles that one should be worried about, it's anything that uses gas. Like lawnmowers, snowmobiles, motorcycles, etc.

No testing has been done on vehicles with such a high mixture of ethanol in gas, that needs to be done before congress can allow this to pass. Testing will take a couple years to complete.

And of course the Obama Administration, who claimed they don't want to run auto companies sure has a funny way of not really running them.

Congress is also considering whether to force automakers to build more cars that run on nearly all ethanol.

The auto industry has produced 7 million vehicles that can run on E85, a blend of 85 percent ethanol, or on regular gasoline. A bill in Congress sponsored by Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., would require automakers to produce 50 percent of their fleet as E85-compatible by 2012 and 80 percent by 2015. A House version is sponsored by Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y.

It must be one of Obama's goal in his first term to get rid of as many auto companies as he can.

Posted by Quality Weenie at September 28, 2009 09:01 AM

UNfrickingBELIEVABLE! Ugh.

Posted by: Pam at September 28, 2009 12:23 PM

How can folks be so blind?

Our country's livelihood is going to hell in a handbasket, and all Obama wants to do is make a bigger basket. Idiot.

Posted by: Mrs. Who at October 3, 2009 10:35 AM