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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

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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!”

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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

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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.