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EPA Expects the Impossible

Recorded on January 10, 2012

From The Heritage Foundation, I'm Ernest Istook.

If you don't the impossible, government will fine you millions of dollars.

This is how crazy the green energy agenda has become. Congress passed a law in 2007 requiring gasoline refiners to blend in biofuels made from wood.

It takes nature millions of years to turn decaying plants into oil. We can duplicate that only in tiny amounts in a laboratory and at great expense, despite hundreds of millions of dollars in federal subsidies. But the law ordered refiners to blend 6.6-million gallons of the stuff into gasoline in 2011, or pay millions in fines. The law also requires vehicles to get better mileage, even though these additives reduce your miles per gallon.

The trade group for renewable energy defends the law. Refiners complain that they're going to be fined millions for not doing the impossible.

From The Heritage Foundation, I'm Ernest Istook.