Progressive group pushes ethanol on Gulf oil spill anniversary

Source: By Devin Henry, The Hill • Posted: Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A progressive group is promoting ethanol on the anniversary of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

The ad is meant to target Republican presidential candidates — some of whom are wary about the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) — in the state that produces the most ethanol and hosts the nation’s first presidential caucuses.

“It comes down to this: the more Big Oil drills, the more they spill,” the group’s president, Brad Woodhouse, said in a statement. “If lawmakers discourage innovation towards cleaner renewable fuels of tomorrow, Big Oil will only be encouraged to drill, and spill, more.”