Biofuel Producers Call Out Big Oil’s Misleading Campaign

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, in response to misleading attacks by Big Oil, the Fuels America coalition is launching a significant new television and digital advertising campaign to counter Big Oil’s attempts to mislead policymakers and consumers. Following the Fuels America call announcing the campaign, Tom Buis, co-chairman of Growth Energy, issued the following statement:

“Once again, Big Oil is trotting out the same old misinformation it has been using for a decade in attempts to mislead the public, maintain its monopoly on the motor fuels market and prevent consumer choice by keeping Americans addicted to foreign oil.

“But there is no denying the data and the facts. Ethanol is better for our environment. It reduces greenhouse gas emissions, cleans our air and provides consumers savings and a choice at the pump. It also reduces our dangerous dependence on foreign oil, sends money right back into the American economy to create jobs and revitalizes rural America.

“Our industry is proud of our record and contributions. We will debate oil anytime on who is better for the environment. No beaches have been closed due to an ethanol spill, nor have wars been fought over ethanol. The renewable fuels industry is a win-win for America. Renewable fuels provide a cleaner, greener future that is changing the way we feed and fuel the world.

“More and more consumers are asking for higher blends of ethanol – they are tired of catastrophic oil spills, pollution that leads to climate change and getting gouged at the pump.”

You can watch a copy of the television ad on YouTube.