Draft EPA report: Biofuels threaten habitat, water quality
A draft Environmental Protection Agency report has unmasked one of the nation’s biggest polluters…
…the “green fuel” industry.
“Growing biofuel crops can affect water quality through erosion and fertilizer runoff, among other factors,” The Hill reports this morning.
“Elsewhere, the report addresses effects on wildlife and habitat. “Increased cultivation of feedstocks for biofuel could significantly affect biodiversity through habitat alteration when uncultivated land is put into production,” it states, also noting risks of plant and animal exposure to pesticides, nutrient runoff into waters and other effects,” The Hill reports.
“This will result in land use change and effects on air quality, water quality, and biodiversity. Direct and indirect land use changes will likely occur across the globe as the U.S. and other biofuel feedstock-producing countries alter their agricultural sectors to allow for greater biofuel production. Many locations where biofuel production is growing, such as Indonesia, Malaysia, and Brazil, are also areas of high biodiversity value. Depending where biofuel feedstock production occurs, and to what extent the level of production increases with time, impacts to biodiversity could be significant.”
While coal and oil are extracted through simple mining or drilling (which why the Audubon Society allows oil drilling in its refuges,) the production of biofuels requires vast amounts of farmland to be clear-cut of trees, tilled and cultivated, irrigated with millions of gallons of water and sprayed with pesticides.
Both still need to be refined.
And so-called “green fuels” are just as polluting when consumed.
Not to mention many “green fuels” cannot be transported through non-pollution emitting pipelines, and must be shipped using tanker trucks.
In the end, many so-called “green fuels” are even dirtier than coal and oil.
Even worse, by eating up vast amounts of water and farmland, and even the crops themselves, “green fuels” are sending the price of food skyrocketing.
The result? Widespread starvation, increasing poverty and food riots.
Dirtier air? Dirtier water? Increased human suffering?
It’s a good thing environmentalists have overblown the threat farming poses to the environment, or else they’d have to turn themselves in to the Green Police for “eco-crimes.”
Who will save the Earth…from environmentalists?
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