Man fined for using biofuel

You might not have seen this article – it was on the obituary page of our paper. A Charlotte, NC man is fined $1000 for using veggie oil in his car. He is theatened with further federal fines and told to get a permit to use biofuel he has to put up a $2500 bond. OK – so our laws have not kept up with the times once again. And while I agree that if we’re going to fund our roads with fuel taxes then everyone needs to contribute their share – I think the state needs to back off and stop harassing these people until they get the system figured out and let everyone know what the rules are.
News and Observer article HERE (obsolete link)
and an interesting Slashdot discussion HERE.