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Rep. Danny Davis: Big Oil Putting Profits First

In an opinion piece in the Chicago Sun-Times, Representative Danny Davis says that Big Oil’s lobbying power is putting industry interests over public health concerns. Davis cites several examples, but focuses particularly on the oil industry’s efforts to fight the …

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Op-Ed: E15 “A Smart Business Decision”

Joel Hennen, owner of Hennen’s Auto Service in Shakopee, Minnesota, penned an opinion piece for the Chicago Sun Times that praised E15 as good for the environment, good for consumers, and good for retailers like himself. E15 is more environmentally friendly, …

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5 Years Later, Big Oil Keeps Spilling

Five years ago, the BP oil spill dumped over 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, devastating the environment and local economies. Oil executives called it a “rare incident.” But five years and 70,000 “rare incidents” later …

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Murphy USA Stores to Offer E15 in Chicago Suburbs

Fuels retailer Murphy USA announced in a press release that it will provide consumers with more E15 and E85 options in its Chicago suburban locations. The announcement says the move is an expansion of a existing effort that proved very …

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Debunking the Food vs Fuel Myth

Opponents of renewable fuels aren’t known for their commitment to recycling, but they’re more than happy to keep repeating the same debunked myths about how ethanol and other renewable fuels are responsible for rising food costs. Media Matters corrected the record …

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Ordinance Passes Committee

Supporters of a cleaner, less expensive gasoline alternative on Monday cheered passage by the City Council Finance Committee of the Chicago Clean with E15 Ordinance. The ordinance would make E15 — a fuel blend containing more made-in-America biofuels — available …

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New Study: E15 Would Reduce Smog & Cancer Risk

Using E15 gas rather than regular gas will reduce cancer-causing pollutants and smog in Chicago’s air, says a new report that reviews and aggregates the results of independent research by the Department of Energy, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, California Air …

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