Blog Heap o'Transport Links 2 July 2012

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Blog-Heap links regarding transportation and related infrastructure,
also energy, because it takes energy to transport,
and virtuality, because telepresence saves on transpresence.


EPA requiring oil refiners to fuel that's hypothetical
Jim Angle at Fox News Mon 2012 Jul 2, 5:00pm
Federal regulations can be maddening, but none more so than a current one that demands oil refiners use millions of gallons of a substance, cellulosic ethanol, that does not exist. "As ludicrous as that sounds, it's fact," says Charles Drevna, who represents refiners. "If it weren't so frustrating and infuriating, it would be comical." …they might as well tell us to use unicorns." And yet, they still have to pay what amounts to fines… And Tom Pyle of the Institute of Energy Research says, "the cellulosic biofuel program is the embodiment of government gone wild." Refiners are at their wit's end because the government set out requirements to blend cellulosic ethanol back in 2005, assuming that someone would make it. Seven years later, no one has.
Who are the 18% who think we don't need Keystone, anyway?
Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit Mon 2012 Jul 2, 4:26pm
Once again, Barack Obama stands alone, outside the gates of common sense. Only 18% of Americans agree with Obama that the US should not approve the Keystone Pipeline.