[Vwdiesel] Those anti-SUV ads

Harmon Seaver hseaver at cybershamanix.com
Sun Jan 12 23:31:19 EST 2003

On Sun, Jan 12, 2003 at 10:17:05PM -0600, dennis pantazis wrote:
> i agree to all of your insightful opinions.
> on a sidenote, did anyone catch the piece on npr's fresh air with paul
> eisenstein which discussed the implications of oil shortage, ie the war with
> iraq, strikes in venuzula, suv's and fuel efficeincy overall?

  I heard most of it.


> fuel cell is what auto industry is bankning on. too many coulds and
> possiblies...<they are defering technology>

   Fuel cells seem more and more like just a sneaky way to make nukes more
appealing, since thats the only reasonable way to get hydrogen.

> alternative fuel front:
> ethanol has stalled: hasn;t caught on, alcohols are environmentaly
> dangerous.

   Whoa! I didn't hear him say that (but I was out of the car a bit during the
show) -- anyway, that's a serious error. Alcohol is pretty benign
environmentally -- you can drink it. Many people do. Dump a railroad tanker of
it in a lake, no problem. Sink one of the big tankers full of it, still no
problem. No air pollution (comparatively - yes you still have NOx, as with
anything), so where is that badly mistaken idea coming from? Sounds like Big Oil
disinfo agit/prop.

> few states still have 10% ethanol blends <mostly midwestern agg
> states?>

   What are other states blending it at? Since MTBE is being outlawed, what else
have they got besides ethanol?

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Harmon Seaver

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