- I’ll bet this image caught your eye!
No I am no talking about fashion. If you ever saw me dress you’d know that I do not follow current trends. The blends that I am talking about are “designer” gasoline blends that are required depending on where you live. First some background from the General Accounting Office,
“The Clean Air Act, as amended, requires some areas with especially poor air quality to use a “special gasoline blend” designed to reduce emissions”
“when different octane grades and other factors are considered, there were at least 45 different kinds of gasoline produced in the United States during all of 2004.”
Finally there is news that President Obama’s “stimulus” has had some positive effects on our economy. The usually Obama-cheer-leading Associated Press has produced a very deep “news” article boasting the fact that gasoline prices are finally coming down and some predict prices as low as $3.25 per gallon within a month. First I’ll believe and welcome that when I see it. Second there is a rather sinister reason for the recent price drop.
It seems like just yesterday that I wrote about how Obama’s Administration and Czars are prodding us back to living like the early days of our nation. Actually that is not true they are prodding us to become like some small European nation even though our country is more vast and our populations are more spread out. Our slow decline into European living took another step today as American Electric Power (“AEP”) announced that in order to comply with EPA emissions standards they will be shutting down five power stations and spending up to $8 billion to upgrade some remaining plants.