Sunday, March 9, 2008

Quote of the Day

"When US Envirofuels began the permitting process for Florida’s first ethanol plant in Tampa, the city put their plans on hold when it emerged that the facility would require 400,000 gallons of water per day to operate — far more than the drought-stricken municipality can safely supply. Tampa shouldn’t have been surprised, though.

In Missouri, Gulfstream Bioflex Energy’s plans to build a plant near Fordlands has run into a lawsuit by the local Citizens for Groundwater Protection, over Gulfstream’s plans to draw over 1.3 million gallons a day from the depleted Ozark aquifer. Missouri water rights currently allow anyone to use as much as they desire. Similar legal battles are being fought in Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas and Illinois.

“Green,” it turns out, is a matter of perspective."

David Traver Adolphus, Hemmings Motor News