-By Brad Tidwell
This is Gina ‘Pinto’ McCarthy, Obama’s appointed replacement to head the Environmental Protection Agency.
She thinks this stuff- HFO-1234yf (or Tetrafluoropropene)- is good for the environment, and would make a great car coolant.
Looks harmless, right? Except it’s not. It can cause cars to explode when they get in accidents- which is pretty often.
But exploding cars are just not as important as the environment is it? What about humans? This is what happens to human hands exposed to Tetrafluoropropene:
And Gina ‘Pinto’ McCarthy wants to put this stuff in every new car. Needless to say, a lot of companies aren’t buying it, and won’t put it in their cars. Here’s a video from Daimler showing why:
Not to mention, this stuff is actually bad for the environment! It lets off environmentally dangerous chemicals when exposed to the atmosphere:
Now Obama wants to make her the new head of the EPA. Genius. Now you know why her nickname is ‘Pinto':
And McCarthy’s reaction?
This post adapted from a longer version, found here.