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[RC] Veggie oil burners get burned.... - Advantage Saddles

A piece from our state....

A situation that seems cut from a satirical movie treatment is laid out in Friday’s San Francisco Chronicle. A Half Moon Bay mechanic and local hero has been getting a lot of positive attention for his fleet of cars that run on disposed grease from a local chowder house. When he was contacted by BoE investigators, he thought the government wanted instruction on being greener. Not so, the government wanted taxes, and it wanted to see his diesel fuel supplier license as well as his license to pick up grease from the restaurant from the Meat and Poultry Inspection Branch. Turns out the poor guy also needs permission from the Air Resources Board to burn fat.

Enter the Chron interviewing one frustrated environmentalist: “‘It is ridiculous that we live in what is presumed to be one of the greenest states in the nation, yet we have the most antiquated laws to deal with green energy,’ said Josh Tickell, an alternative-fuels advocate and filmmaker.”

Well, I suppose if repressive big government is “antiquated” then limited government can perhaps become the new “progressive” policy. We can dream anyway.

Terrific headline, BTW: “Veggie oil burners get burned by state's regulatory red tape”



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