Now here's some forward thinking. Instead of taking the route many states have and focusing on the immediate and obvious problem of
(my condolences on your name, man), Governor of Oregon, is taking
action and signing the
, as it hath been dubbed, at a SeQuential Biofuels station in Eugene, Oregon (that's pronounced Or-e-gun - the locals are real particular about that). The bill doles out tax breaks to farmers and foresters (not the
) that send their raw materials to
processing plants. It also requires 10 percent (based on availability from the state)
added to all on-road gasoline sold (hopefully no
there), and two pecent
added to on-road
. It also boosts the state's economy, and paves the way for new jobs. Gee, Bullwinkle, that sounds swell. And now for something you'll really like.
- the setting of this back-patting, hand-shaking and John Hancocking shindig - is noteworthy in and of itself because it's solar powered, netting 33.6 KW from a solar canopy. It just gets greener, doesn't it? Not only that, but it captures water runoff, filters it, and supplements the utility supply from the city. This warm, fuzzy green feeling brought to you in part by Ted
Kulongoski and the Biofuel Band, er...