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April 27, 2007

EU Biofuel Targets Will Harm the Environment

Green fuel foolishness is a threat to more than affordable beer. Forests, peatlands, and even orangutans could also be in trouble.

Totally carried away by global warming hysteria, European Union bureauweenies have decreed that biofuel should account for 10% of Europe's transport fuel by 2020. Producing enough palm oil to meet this target will result in the destruction of tropical rainforests and peatlands in Southeast Asia, which according to currently fashionable theories will actually increase global warming, in addition to depriving exotic animals like orangutans of their habitat.

But the important thing is that setting biofuel targets helps bureaucrats feel engaged in dealing with the imaginary menace of global warming, so that they don't have to think about very real problems such as conquest-level immigration, Islamic terrorism, and the incipient collapse of the welfare state, which they do not have the character even to attempt to address.

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Indonesian forest cleared to produce palm oil.

Posted by Van Helsing at April 27, 2007 7:43 AM

Comments

And those Democrats so beloved by the environmental left? Gulfstream Greens, the lot of them.

A flock of small jets took flight from Washington Thursday, each carrying a Democratic presidential candidate to South Carolina for the first debate of the political season.

But I'm sure that those jets all use compact fluorescent lightbulbs.

Posted by: V the K at April 27, 2007 8:53 AM

...and only one square of toilet paper on the whole trip...

Posted by: Toa at April 27, 2007 9:34 AM

But you don't understand, they CARE! And they are making people AWARE of the problem! That's what REALLY counts! (SPIT!)

Posted by: KHarn at April 27, 2007 11:39 AM

Oh, man.
I love orangutans. They're such cool animals, and they're already endangered, now these eco- nuts want to wipe out more of their natural habitats to "Combat" global warming? That doesn't add up for me.

Posted by: Adam at April 28, 2007 1:30 PM

I love orangutans too...
They kind of taste like trumpeter swans.

Posted by: Shazam! at April 30, 2007 12:17 AM