The Unicorns Are in Charge

…and running the Lollypop Guild.

Despite court ruling, EPA raises biofuel estimate

…”The court recognized the absurdity of fining companies for failing to use a nonexistent biofuel,” said Bob Greco, director of downstream operations for the American Petroleum Institute, the principal lobbying group for the oil and gas industry.
Greco said he was astonished that EPA would nearly double the mandate for biofuel in 2013. “EPA needs a serious reality check,” he said, calling the mandate a “stealth tax on gasoline” and an “egregious example of bad public policy.”

Even though a court recognizes the “absurdity” of fines for non-use of non-existent fuels, the EPA doubles up the requirement of non-existent fuel you can’t get, so they can fine you twice as much for not using it.

I suppose that’s the plan.


Pay up.

5 Responses to “The Unicorns Are in Charge”

  1. aelfheld says:

    “Taxation is just a sophisticated way of demanding money with menaces.”

    Looks like the EPA is dispensing with the sophistication.

  2. Gunslinger says:

    Apparently there is a judicial ruling in dire need of enforcement.

  3. Kathy Kinsley says:

    Sharpens her knives and hones her swords, and finds nice tiny stones for her slingshot (guns are gonna be illegal, but…)

    Sigh. No, I’m not really that paranoid but, I probably should be.

  4. JeffS says:

    Yes, you should be, Kathy.

  5. Kathy Kinsley says:

    JeffS. Sigh. I hope I won’t have to be. But I’m afraid you may be right.

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