#greenfail For Everyone at the Gas Pump
02/19/2012 2 Comments
YubaNet has the story:
Feb. 17, 2012 – The Environmental Protection Agency’s decision today to pave the way for the sale of gasoline blended with up to 15 percent ethanol is likely to prove a nightmare for car owners who improperly fuel their gas tanks.
Every major automaker has warned that millions of vehicle warranties will be voided if drivers fill up with E15. That means consumers will pull into gas stations that could have as many as four pumps with different kinds of fuel: one for E10 (up to 10 percent ethanol); one for E15; possibly one for E85 (between 70 and 85 percent ethanol); and maybe one for old-fashioned gasoline. The EPA intends to approve E15 only for vehicles manufactured after 2000. But some gas station pumps may not even have labels specifying which ethanol blend is which, because not every state requires them.
It was only by accident that I learned my GMC 2500 Sierra will not burn bio-diesel. The sensor in the fuel filter will shut the engine down if it detects bio-diesel, according to the mechanic who worked on my fuel problem in Colorado, about 20 miles after filling up. We may have gotten some un-labeled bio-diesel.
This EPA decision will have long term pocket book consequences, it may destroy your vehicle while raising the cost of food as more corn in used to produce the government mandated ethanol. It is time for We the People to take back control of a government determined to produce universal misery across this great nation.