Automakers suing EPA over higher ethanol mix gas

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  • My2Cents Kearns, UT
    Dec. 21, 2010 7:16 a.m.

    I don't know where the EPA and federal government is getting tier false information from the reality has more proof than superstitions. An illogical and unfounded move by the EPA.

    Here in Utah this last year we have been forced in to the blended fuel and the fact is that vehicles use more gas than they did before the mandated changes. Vehicles run worse and get worse mileage and much less efficient with ethanol blends. Then the higher you go in altitude like in Utah, the worse things get.

    Automakers and engine makers are right, this is foolish and wishful thinking by EPA on a subject they know nothing about. If the intent of the EPA is to destroy and limit the life of car engines, this is one way to do it. Make them self destruct after a timed interval. Is this really good for the country's consumers with this very expensive cost? Every few years you must buy a $40,000 car, without a trade in.

    Engines and ethanol are not compatible. Look how long race car engines with higher volumes of ethanol last with it, a couple thousand miles maybe.

  • Jon W. Murray, UT
    Dec. 20, 2010 2:51 p.m.

    They forgot to tell us about how ethanol takes more energy to produce, than it produces itself.