Even Our US Government Can Fake Green To The EPA

You know how hard it is for motorcycle engines, air cleaners and exhausts to be approved by the EPA (Environment Protection Agency). You heard about how many have been fined – manufacturers, shops, custom builders – for using/installing the wrong set of motorcycle parts. How hard do you think it is to get an Energy Star label on your eco-friendly washing machine? Not hard at all, says the Government Accountability Office. The federal agency recently conducted a stealth investigation that found it was pretty easy to get certified. The GAO created 4 fake companies and submitted 20 fake products to either the Department of Energy or the Environmental Protection Agency for approval. 15 of those bogus products got a green light.

Here an example of fake “green” appliance that the EPA approved. A ‘Gas-powered alarm clock’. A fake Spartan Digital Electronics submitted this featured clock as a sleek, durable device, roughly the size of a small portable generator. The gasoline power didn’t seem to raise a red flag. The EPA green-lighted the clock without questioning the product description further. This has got to be the absolute proof that this agency is full of incompetent people who don’t know what they are doing. Un-Be-Lie-Va-Ble. (via CNN/Fortune Magazine)

13 Responses to “Even Our US Government Can Fake Green To The EPA”

  1. 1 Greg Apr 27th, 2010 at 10:25 am

    Ha ha.

  2. 2 J Apr 27th, 2010 at 10:45 am

    Classic. Excellent find. Perfect example of the incompetence and irrelevance of the EPA.

    Want to balance the budget? Cut this cancer out of the Government tit……

  3. 3 Jeff Nicklus Apr 27th, 2010 at 11:25 am

    ….. and these are the same people who will be running your Heath Care ….. damn if that doesn’t give me that warm fuzzy feeling all over!

    Over & Out,


  4. 4 Dave Blevins Apr 27th, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    Does anyone know if Al Gore’s private jet is Energy Star rated?
    I’ve said from the beginning the “green” movement was horse shit… wait a minute, horse shit is “organic”. Another bogus movement.

  5. 5 wolfe Apr 27th, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    Hello, government, what more do you need to say. The laziest and most incompetent people work for the government, because they all know someone that knows someone that gets them the job. Regardless if they are qualified, educated or competent. Our government and our country believe that if your dumb you should still be allowed to advance at a face pace and not be held responsible for your dumb ass actions!!!!

  6. 6 Larry Kemper Apr 27th, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    Cyril, love this story. Mr the President, get rid of EPA. Please…

  7. 7 The Producer Apr 27th, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    Just another ploy to suck the life energy out of us. Kind of like carbon credits you can buy and sell like shares of stock. And yes these are the very same people who will be bringing us the not so free health care to everyone in America.

    My 1987 Honda Accord 100 HP 4 banger 5 speed carburated hatch back got up to 40 miles per gallon on our family vacations. I went to look at a new one in 2006 and all they offered was 6 cylinder accords with crappy gas milage.

    So we bought a 2001 Ford Tarus for 1/3 of the price and I dont complain about the milage.

    If the Government cared about milage and environment they could mandate Honda and others continue building the very same type of car I purchased in 87 but they don’t. It’s not about the environment its about puting more people to work in the Fed Government.

    Oh and I don’t want the EPA or anyone else telling a company what they can build or not build, I can choose to do business with whomever I want to. In this case Honada lost a sale and a former customer.

    The Producer

  8. 8 David Apr 27th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    Jeff your wrong as I hate to say but it is the IRS that will be running the health care system with their new 16,000 employees….
    And by the way do we all think we could get the EPA and Law Enforcement to pick up on the exhaust thing…I’m getting real tired of listening to a lot of assholes hot rodding down the street at night with loud pipes!!!

    SSDD; David

  9. 9 David Apr 27th, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Wolfe boy you hit that right on the head……Just like the SEC people we are paying to sit around and figure out how to get around filters and then watch porn eight hours a day instead of watching who was screwing everybody out of their investments.

    SSDD ; David

  10. 10 Boss Hawg Apr 28th, 2010 at 7:44 am

    David… I am agreement.

    Pipes should be what I call “stereo friendly” or an acceptable DB level. If you can’t be somewhat of a responsible rider and want to run open pipes/header pipes then take it to the track.

    Comments please?

    Boss Hawg

  11. 11 Irish Rose Apr 28th, 2010 at 9:32 am

    I wonder if I can get an Energy Star rating for my coal burning hair dryer?

  12. 12 Jim Gianatsis May 4th, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    I’m running my Spartan Digital Electronics Combustion Engined Power Clock on liquid Hydrogen and it burns clean with -0- emissions!
    And with an 88 DB muffler so my neighbors and I can sleep at night.

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