• City Hall looks into increasing ethanol content at gas pump
    Posted: 7/29/2014
    (CHICAGO) At City Hall Monday, the finance committee heard arguments for and against increasing the ethanol content at Chicago gas pumps.
  • The Benefits: When drivers can choose E15 fuel at the pump, everyone benefits.
    Posted: 7/21/2014
    The Chicago Clean Air Choice Ordinance, simply offers drivers another choice at the pump ? cleaner, more affordable E15 gas. Everyone will have the option to keep buying whatever gas they use now.
  • The Benefits: When drivers can choose E15 fuel at the pump, everyone benefits ?
    Posted: 7/21/2014
    The ?Chicago Clean Air Choice Ordinance? simply offers drivers another choice at the pump ? cleaner, more affordable E15 gas. Everyone will have the option to keep buying whatever gas they use now.
  • Carbon Heads for Best Quarter in Six Years Amid EU Supply Curbs
    Posted: 6/30/2014
    European Union carbon permits are headed for the biggest quarterly gain in six years as lawmakers consider permanent measures to curb a surplus that helped push prices to a record low.
  • Brazil's recent fight against deforestation has been a huge success
    Posted: 6/17/2014
    DEFORESTATION IN BRAZIL'S AMAZON HAS DROPPED 70% SINCE 2005.

    All eyes are on Brazil right now because of the World Cup. But there's another Brazil story that deserves just as much attention ? over the last decade, the country has made surprising strides in slowing the destruction of its rainforests.
  • New White Paper Warns of Gasoline?s Growing Health Risks Gasoline Ex
    Posted: 6/4/2014
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    Washington, DC, June 3, 2014: Gasoline exhaust is a much greater source of toxic emissions than previously reported, and lethal, ultra-fine particulates are not being adequately regulated and controlled. according to a new White Paper released here today.

    The paper was written by David E. Hallberg, the founder and first president of the Renewable Fuels Association. Hallberg writes that the petroleum industry is refining gasoline with high levels of toxic aromatics that combust into benzene and other carcinogenic pollutants. This gasoline that is reaching consumers represents a serious health threat but cost effective alternatives are available.

    The paper provides references and sources a range of studies that Mr. Hallberg believes establish science-based evidence of adverse health effects ranging from asthma to autism. He also criticizes US Environmental Protection Agency( EPA) modeling that under-reports the threat and shows that real time measurements of particulates in urban areas proves there is a much bigger problem than EPA acknowledges. These particulates are formed when aromatics used to boost gasoline octane resist complete combustion and produce tiny, invisible particles that can directly enter the bloodstream and travel further and persist longer than the larger particulates currently sourced to power plants and diesel.

    ?At a time when the petroleum industry is spending millions to discredit clean octane products that can be used to protect public health, EPA needs to re-assess their protocols and recognize this growing threat? said Hallberg. He added that mid-Level ethanol blends can provide significantly greater emission health, and economic benefits than EPA models indicate.,

    The paper was released at a workshop held by the Energy Future Coalition in Washington, D.C. This workshop followed a previous workshop held at the National Academy of Sciences examining the health impacts of these ultra-fine particulates. Today?s workshop brought together leading experts and policymakers to discuss fuel and filter technology options for avoiding or controlling such particles and the toxic substances that can accompany them, especially polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs).
  • Ohio Geologists Link Fracking With Earthquakes
    Posted: 4/14/2014
    Ohio officials are limiting hydraulic fracturing?or fracking? in a small area of the state after finding that the technique for tapping oil and gas may have triggered a series of minor earthquakes in March.
  • PGA Tour Event Supports DMSF!
    Posted: 3/21/2014
    The Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund proudly announces that it has been selected as one of the four nonprofit organizations which will receive the proceeds from the Encompass Championship, a PGA Tour Champions Tour tournament to be held June 16th through the 22nd, 2014 at North Shore Country Club in Glenview.

    The Champions Tour features PGA players 50 and older. Last year?s inaugural Encompass Championship was won by former Masters champion Craig Stadler. Long-time DMSF Board member Lee Tenzer teamed up with Champions Tour player Steve Pate to win the Pro-Am portion of the 2013 event.

    Encompass Championship Charities was proud to designate DMSF and three other youth oriented organizations as beneficiaries of the Encompass championship, according to Encompass Insurance president Tom Ealy. ?In their own unique ways, each of these charities is focused on improving the lives of young people, and, by extension, the future of our community and our country.?

    Tournament director Mike Galeski agrees: ?Having become familiar with the leaders of DMSF, I am convinced this partnership will bring energy, spirit and a great sense of purpose to the Encompass Championship and do great things for deserving young people. I am very excited to be working with DMSF.?

    The Encompass Championship is expected to attract some of the most recognized names in the game of golf, including World Golf Hall of Fame members Fred Couples, Ben Crenshaw, Hale Irwin, Tom Kite, Bernhard Langer and Nick Price. Others who are expected to compete include Jay Haas Tom Lehman Corey Pavin, Kenny Perry, Rocco Mediate, Jeff Sluman and Chip Beck.

    Those interested in securing tickets to the Encompass Championship, or who wish to learn more about the event, should visit the tournament website at www.encompasschampionship.com, or call the tournament office at (847) 901.9228
  • Teslas in California Help Bring Dirty Rain to China
    Posted: 3/14/2014
    As more environmentally conscious Americans do their bit to help clear the air by paying up for an eco-friendly Prius or a sporty Tesla, a damaging form of polluted rain is falling in China.
  • Michigan Corn Growers: Lundberg Report Gives Big Oil Free Pass and Fails to Tell
    Posted: 3/14/2014
  • Ford publishes study showing emissions benefits of mid-level ethanol blends
    Posted: 12/27/2013
  • Petcoke Dumping in Chicago
    Posted: 11/19/2013
    From Chicagoist.com »
  • Iowa delegation pushes to keep renewable fuel volume up
    Posted: 11/14/2013
    From Quad-City Times »
  • Video: Growth Energy Said AP Failed To Check Facts
    Posted: 11/14/2013
    From 13 Des Moines »
  • U.S. Ethanol Output Could Reach 14 bln Gallons in 2014
    Posted: 11/14/2013
    From Reuters »

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