The Ethanol Papers - Paperturn manuscript - Flipbook - Page 168
We are either facing an imminent catastrophic environmental disaster, or we
merely have a pollution problem. If we’re facing catastrophic disaster, why is
our government fooling around with half-hearted band-aid solutions that slowly
kick in over the next several decades? We’ll be dead before the problem is
If we merely have a pollution problem, then it’s time
to own up to it and put into place - once and for all measures that will eliminate the pollution. On this
point, let me make the following perfectly clear:
Buying carbon credits and changing CAFÉ standards does nothing to eliminate polluting activities. It
is a scam that simply shifts the blame and allows
exemptions; meaning that it permits ongoing pollu- Big Oil filing up campaign coftion as long as politicians and bureaucrats continue
to get paid off.
In any event, both environmental scenarios require that we stop using gasoline
and petroleum oil-based diesel as our primary engine fuels.
Basically, if you want to stop reading this story now, and say to yourself “OK,
what is the take-away from this article?” it would be that the government(s)
should mandate the end to using gasoline and petroleum oil-based diesel.
For those of you who choose to leave this page now, thank you for your time. I
hope you learned something.
For those who wish to learn more about why the latest CARB rules are just
another dangerous manipulation of the public, or if you’re hoping to find reasons
to argue with me, please read on.
The new CARB rules (you can read all about them via the link in the first paragraph) rely upon electric-powered zero-emission or plug-in hybrid passenger
cars and light trucks to achieve the goals of The Advanced Clean Car Program.
The reliance on these two types of vehicles is where the problem lies.
Firstly, zero-emission electric vehicles are still in the realm of science fiction:
The manufacturers can’t profitably produce enough within the targeted time
frame. Battery technology is still too premature; and even if the technology improves, the batteries themselves rely on components (elements) and/or