Although federal court recently ruled that EPA cannot enforce its "mandate" to fuel refiners that they include a nonexistent biofool (cellulosic biofool) into their blends, the bureaucrats have just released a new mandate which requires refiners to incorporate even more of the nonexistent biofool - demanding that they increase it to 14 million gallons in 2013. Doubtless, their mandate next year will include requirements for incorporation of methane derived from unicorn farts.
This projection ignores last week’s ruling from the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, which struck down a rule requiring gasoline blenders to use 8.65 million gallons of the cellulosic biofuel because the mandate “was based on wishful thinking rather than realistic estimates of what could be achieved,” as The New York Times explained. Per Consumer Energy Report notes, the fuel isn’t commercially available.
Interestingly, the EPA ignores not only court orders, but findings of the International Energy Agency (IEA) which have recently concluded that regardless of whether or not one agrees with the EPA's corporate view on climate science, all of their actions and mandates are irrelevant:
In its latest projections on global coal demand, issued last month, IEA said that by 2017 coal will come close to surpassing oil as the world’s leading energy source, with every region of the world except the United States relying more heavily on the carbon-intensive energy resource.
In fact, the world will burn around 1.2 billion more tons of coal per year in 2017 than it does today — an amount equal to the current coal consumption of Russia and the United States combined, IEA noted.
None of this is exactly surprising; arrogance has become the outstanding hallmark of the most corrupt administration in the history of the country. Four of Barky's supposed "recess appointments" have been summarily rejected by federal courts as unconstitutional, yet the Democrat National Labor Relations Board responded with a statement declaring their disagreement with the judges and announcing their intention to proceed as usual despite the ruling.
It's the motto of the Barky administration: "Laws are for thee, but not for me".
It's no wonder that a majority of Americans have now come to believe that they live in a growing police state.