For the same public health reasons the public demand lead be phased out of gasoline, the United States must now phase down the amount of carbon-intensive and benzene-laced carcinogenic aromatic compounds in gasoline. Congress provided EPA with the authority to reduce the amount of mobile source air toxics (i.e., aromatics) from gasoline emissions “to the greatest extent achievable” when they signed the Clean Air Act in 1990. The Safe Gasoline Campaign will work with all interested parties to define a pathway to safer gasoline using a new cleaner and higher-octane standard for gasoline.
Clean Fuels Development Coalition Featured in Forbes
CFDC executive director, Doug Durante, recently had a productive conversation with Robert Rapier a senior energy contributor with Forbes. The resulting article features a discussion the two had regarding Rapier’s differing viewpoints on ethanol and as Robert himself explained “addresses a reader who understood me clearly, and who responded in a clear and informative manner.” See a highlight below and read the full article at Forbes.com
Clean Fuels Development Coalition Discusses Health Benefits of Ethanol with Brownfield Ag News
CFDC executive director, Doug Durante, recently spoke with Brownfield Ag News at the American Coalition for Ethanol conference in Omaha, NE to discuss the public health benefits of higher ethanol blends.
South Dakota Farmers Union President’s Oped Featured in The Hill
CFDC Member, Doug Sombke of the South Dakota Farmers Union, wrote an oped for The Hill about his recent letter to the President.
SDFU Appeals to President Trump To Open The Market to Clean Octane
CFDC Member Doug Sombke of the South Dakota Farmers Union wrote a letter to President Trump urging him to direct the U.S. EPA to enforce provisions of the Clean Air Act requiring toxics controls as a way to provide new market opportunities for domestic agriculture.
He cited the devastating impacts of the trade disputes on agriculture and the obstructionist policies of the EPA that are limiting demand for ethanol. Sombke appealed to the President saying, “You can solve this problem with the stroke of your pen!”
Statement from the Clean Fuels Development Coalition: EPA Decision to Issue RFS Waivers Bad for Public Health & The Environment
“The Administration’s decision to issue Renewable Fuel Standard waivers and therefore remove low-carbon, low-toxin biofuels is a significant step backwards and damaging to our environment and public health. Studies show that higher blends of biofuels in gasoline can reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas pollution and save Americans money at the pump. Yet, again the EPA is choosing to side with the oil industry at the expense of the health and well-being of the American people.” ~ Doug Durante, Executive Director of Clean Fuels Development Coalition
Congressional Investigation Needed to Make Gasoline Safer to Save Lives and Money
WASHINGTON, DC, July 11, 2019: Recent reports that show worsening air quality in the U.S. can be attributed to hundreds of millions of gasoline vehicles on American roadways emitting significantly more harmful emissions than being reported, according to a new report released to Congress today at the Renewable Energy Expo.
Gasolinegate Report Chronicles EPA Collusion with Big Oil
Gasolinegate, a report produced by Farmers Union Enterprises (FUE) chronicles three decades of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) collusion with Big Oil—the industry they are responsible for regulating.
Gasolinegate: Three Decades of Flawed Emission Reports Has Endangered Public
WASHINGTON, DC, July 2, 2019: The 263 million gasoline vehicles on American roadways are emitting significantly more harmful emissions than being reported, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) is ignoring the dangers of toxic compounds in...
National Gasoline Public Education and Consumer Awareness Campaign
It’s Time—EPA: Make Gasoline SAFE! Gasoline and its emissions are one of the greatest threats to public health Americans face today. Transportation related pollution accounts for an estimated 50,000 premature deaths annually. When lead was removed from gasoline, it...
All I Need is the Air That I Breathe: The search for better sources for octane and better uses for aromatics
In Washington, a new report concludes that emissions from petroleum-based gasoline “are one of the biggest health threats facing the American public”. The report links a wide range of respiratory and even neurological diseases to toxic carcinogenic compounds refiners used to increase octane in gasoline.
MSAT Fact Book
The Mobile Source Air Toxics Fact Book was supported by more than two dozen groups from the ethanol industry and makes a compelling case for replacing carcinogenic octane additives with clean octane ethanol. Find it and related information through CFDC’s Safe Gasoline Campaign.