Saturday, December 01, 2012

AWESOME: EPA-mandated "green" fuel likely to damage auto engines

And even Government Motors is complaining about the ongoing eco-lunacy of the Obama EPA.

AAA urged the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to halt sales of gasoline with higher ethanol concentrations Friday, contending the fuel blend causes engine damage not covered under most auto warranties.

EPA says that cars made in the model year 2001 and later can handle E15, the fuel blend made up of 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent petroleum...

General Motors vehicles model years 2012 and newer, as well as 2013 model-year Ford vehicles, permit use of E15. Still, GM spokeswoman Sharon Basel said the automaker agrees with AAA [and] said EPA was being "irresponsible" by permitting the use of E15 without evaluating the fuel's effects on the entire car.

"We have the same opinion, the same view as what AAA has so eloquently put in their release," Basel told The Hill on Friday.

AAA noted BMW, Chrysler, Nissan, Toyota and Volkswagen do not cover damage from E15 under their warranties. Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo have said E15 damage might void warranties, according to AAA.

If we had adult leadership in Washington, the EPA would receive a 90 percent budget cut. Essential services only. All of the other bureaucrats, regulators and useless, Statist hacks should be required to get real jobs, so they can see how we peons live under their senseless, maddening dictates.

Image: Examiner.


Anonymous said...

Damn the EPA, the FDA, OSHA and every other Washington A. They are garroting the Country and I can only hope their future is visited by angry mobs with torches, tar, nooses and shovels.

Anonymous said...

Now that they taken all the old classic cars off the road using "cash for clunkers" now they're after the late model used cars.

They're trying to force us into electric cars. Remember what Al Gore said about the internal combustion engine.