Requiring more biodiesel

Regulations imposed for bad reasons to implement bad law can't lead to anywhere good. And nowhere good is precisely where the US Environmental Protection Agency has steered the wayward Renewable Fuel Standard by increasing the requirement for biodiesel. The RFS program is already broken beyond EPA's ability to repair it. Given its present shape in a law passed by politicians carried away by the joy of reengineering fuel markets, it soon will require more of one gasoline additive than the gasoline market can absorb and already mandates more of another additive than exists. Successful regulation of this mess would be miraculous. The prudent course for EPA would be to minimize damage until C...

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