Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Backwards in the Outback

Australia Outlaws Home Biodiesel Production

She says the new legislation effectively makes people who run their vehicles on the fuel outlaws.

Senator Allison says a small number of dedicated Australians have been using home-made biodiesel for years, actively promoting renewable fuels and clean air.

"Home-brewers will not produce biodiesel, or if they do, they'll be doing it outside the law [and] they'll be effectively tax cheats," she said.

"One of the reasons they won't continue to produce biodiesel is the cost of licensing and testing which means thousands of dollars in many cases.

"Not only will it not be viable but it would be very, very expensive."

7 comments:

Vulgarius said...

Fiissshh Lahtnin'!

The imagery is just bad:

As the big donut chompin' sherrif pulls Burt Reynolds' tanker truck over and inquires..."You wouldnt be haulin anya that fish 'erl... bwah!"

Don Snabulus said...

Are Buford T Justice and Slim Pickens the same person?

ladybug said...

Crapholio, can outlawing home brew biodiesel be outlawed here too?
That sucks, -at least it's not taxable.
KT

Vulgarius said...

I'm not sure who played the sheriff in "White Lightning".

Don Snabulus said...

Oh, I was thinking of one of the other Burt Reynolds movies.

Don Snabulus said...

When Biodiesel is outlawed, only outlaws will have biodiesel.

Vulgarius said...

Natures NW gone bad?

"...And late today armed ATF agents raided another biodiesl lab on SE Woodstock after a tip from a health food store owner who became suspicious after he spotted a customer returning to the bulk food bin section and repeatedly loading up on soy beans..."

BTW the ending music for White Lightning is "Way down Under" Ironic?