The Chicago City Council is on the verge of passing the “Chicago Clean Air Ordinance” – which would provide consumers a cleaner, less expensive choice at the pump. But Big Oil has arrived on the scene and is ready to spend whatever it takes to keep this legislation from seeing the light of day.
When drivers can choose renewable fuel at the pump, everyone benefits — thanks to improved air quality and reduced oil pollution, more competitive gas prices, and more jobs.
The “Chicago Clean Air Ordinance” simply offers drivers another choice at the pump – cleaner, more affordable E15 gas. E15, a blend of 85 percent gasoline and up to 15 percent ethanol, is a renewable biofuel grown and produced right here in Illinois. Ethanol is better for our climate, our wallets, and our city.
Giving consumers a choice at the pump will reduce our dependence on foreign oil, end oil spills like those in Lake Michigan and the Gulf of Mexico, and put an end to the tar sands that have already polluted Chicago’s air.
Chicago’s clean energy future starts today. Sign our petition to the City Council and demand that they pass the “Chicago Clean Air Ordinance.” Your signature could make the difference.
Why Chicago E15?
In 2012, ethanol use reduced carbon emissions equal to removing 5.2 million vehicles from the road.
Drivers would save 5 to 15 cents with E15.
Better for engines
Ethanol is a higher-octane fuel that improves engine performance.