[permaculture] Driver Ticketed for Using Biofuel

mike mike.brian at gmail.com
Fri Jun 15 01:36:17 EDT 2007


I read about that, there is a discussion on the slashquirer. He was
actually paying more for fuel and got busted by revenuers. He's lucky
they didn't take a pickaxe to his car like the old still down by the
creek.



On Wed, 2007-06-13 at 21:12 -0400, Marimike6 at cs.com wrote:

> Bob Teixeira decided it was time to take a stand against U.S. dependence on 
> foreign oil. 
> 
> So last fall the Charlotte musician and guitar instructor spent $1,200 to 
> convert his 1981 diesel Mercedes to run on vegetable oil. He bought soybean oil 
> in 5-gallon jugs at Costco, spending about 30 percent more than diesel would 
> cost.
> 
> His reward, from a state that heavily promotes alternative fuels: a $1,000 
> fine last month for not paying motor fuel taxes. He has been told to expect 
> another $1,000 fine from the federal government.
> 
> To legally use veggie oil, state officials told him, he would have to first 
> post a $2,500 bond. 
> 
> Teixeira is one of a growing number of fuel-it-yourselfers -- backyard 
> brewers who recycle restaurant grease or make moonshine for their car tanks. They do 
> it to save money, reduce pollution or thumb their noses at oil sheiks.
> 
> They're also caught in a web of little-known state laws that can stifle 
> energy independence. [.....]
> 
> http://www.newsobserver.com/news/story/599471.html
> 
> "...officials say they'll keep pursuing taxes on all fuels used in highway 
> vehicles. With its 29.9-cent a gallon gas tax, the state collects $1.2 billion 
> each year to pay for road construction."
> 
> Damn hippies...
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