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ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER SLAPDOWN FOR WHITE HOUSE: EPA slammed for mandating use of nonexistent biofuels

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Doug Ross

It seems like just yesterday that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit blasted President Obama’s unprecedented act of claiming the Senate was in recess to place unpopular appointees on the National Labor Relations Board. Oh, that’s right. It was just yesterday.

Slamming the administration in a blistering unanimous decision, Chief Judge David Sentelle wrote, “We will not do violence to the Constitution by ignoring the Framers’ choice of words.”

Early this morning, The Daily Caller reports, another federal judge slammed the Obama EPA for mandating the use of nonexistent biofuels. Go figure.

A federal court delivered a serious blow to the Environmental Protection Agency’s renewable fuel agenda, ruling that the agency exceeded its authority by mandating refiners use cellulosic biofuels, which isn’t commercially available.

The court sided with the country’s chief oil and gas lobby, the American Petroleum Institute, in striking down the 2012 EPA mandate that would have forced refineries to purchase more than $8 million in credits for 8.65 million of gallons of the cellulosic biofuel. However, none of the biofuel is commercially available.

“[W]e agree with API that EPA’s 2012 projection of cellulosic biofuel production was in excess of the agency’s statutory authority,” reads the court decision…

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  1. Dumbplumber

    January 27th, 2013

    This is just the tip of the Obama regulation iceberg. How many billions and how many months have been squandered fighting this lunacy, all at the expense of taxpayers?

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  2. Billy Fuster

    January 27th, 2013

    Obamastiltskin.

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  3. bubba

    January 27th, 2013

    bubba likes this, but bubba must remind his friends here that the slapdown we all needed did not happen when chief justice roberts turned his back on the constitution regarding obama care.

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  4. Name Redacted™

    January 27th, 2013

    It’s nice to hear some good news for a change.

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  5. AbigailAdams

    January 27th, 2013

    These rulings call into question every piece of legislation enacted by this guy. And,who knows, we may well see obamacare struck down despite its seeming permanence. Much of FDR’s New Deal was struck down.

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  6. grayscape

    January 27th, 2013

    As long as we insist on living in progfantasyfuckworld, maybe the EPA could just mandate Dilithium Crystals as a fuel source and solve all our problems…

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  7. IMPEACH Obama

    January 27th, 2013

    Slapping down stoopidity is one thing,
    CLAWBACKS of politicians’ and government employees’ salaries would be another— ie, for not doing their jobs, for intentionally obstructing justice (such as, using fictitious email accounts) .

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  8. Stranded in Sonoma

    January 27th, 2013

    @grayscape –

    BWAHAhahahahahahaha!

    Dilithium crystals.

    BWAHAhahahahahahaha!

    Wait. Those koolaidians are “smart” enough to believe this. Oh yeah.

    …the streams of matter and antimatter directed into crystallized dilithium are unbalanced: there is usually much more matter in the stream than antimatter. The energy generated in the annihilation reaction heats up the excess deuterium gas, producing a plasma that is used to power the warp drives that allow starships to travel faster than light.

    - from Wikipedia (so it must be true — to ‘tards)

    BWAHAhahahahahahaha!

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  9. Carlos The Jackal

    January 27th, 2013

    May the hits keep coming!

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  10. J Frank Parnell

    January 27th, 2013

    http://epafakeidentitycreator.com/

    You too can engage in Prog Fraud in the name of the EPA.

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  11. Roadmaster

    January 27th, 2013

    Total waste – there is absolutely no way to recover the losses to the energy sector by this out of control bunch of Marx-o-crats! They need to be neutered and then prosecuted.

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  12. Tiger Eyes

    January 28th, 2013

    I’d like to see a revolving door on the courthouse with Obama stuck there for the rest of his miserable life getting sued for every breath he takes.

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