The Oil Industry's Campaign Against Ethanol

Saturday, August 13, 2011

The oil industry spent considerable time and money in 2007 and 2008 turning the public against ethanol using underhanded tactics and misleading information. When you talk to people about the Open Fuel Standard Act, you will find that the oil industry's propaganda campaign was fairly successful — as soon as you bring up the word "ethanol," a lot of people have a negative reaction to it. It will raise food prices, they immediately say, it will cause starvation, and it takes more energy to make than you get out of it.

Where do these beliefs come from? They were created by a propaganda campaign orchestrated by a combination of the livestock industry, the big food corporations, and the oil industry. Read about the oil industry's role in influencing public perception in these articles:

Money and Lobbying: Oil Industry Rallies Against Ethanol

Big Oil's Big Stall On Ethanol

Big Oil's War on Ethanol

Big Oil Uses "Ethanol Excuse"

Oil Industry and Food and Farm Groups Sue EPA Over Increase in Ethanol Blend

Oil Companies Push Back on Ethanol

What Oil Industry Did When David Blume Recommended Ethanol

Big Oil vs. Ethanol

1 comments:

Anonymous,  December 7, 2011 at 1:13 AM  

the oil industry would only go against ethanol if it was a threat- so, therefore, ethanol must work. it's amazing what lies companies tell to people to get money. unfortunately, people believe them.

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