North Dakota flexible fuel drivers are celebrating the freedom to use a domestically produced fuel in their vehicle. As a goal to educate, the Clean Air Choice Team, which includes the American Lung Association in North Dakota, is encouraging motorists to use mid and high level ethanol blends over the 4th of July weekend.
“Even though North Dakota is an oil-producing state, and many people benefit directly and indirectly from the revenue and jobs created by the petroleum industry, it is still very important that we look for other types of fuels that are more renewable, better for our environment and better for our health,” said Robert Moffitt, a spokesperson for the American Lung Association in North Dakota. “We calculate that if a single flex fuel vehicle is fueled with E85 instead of gasoline for a year, it prevents 4 tons of emissions from entering our air.”
The Meeker County Corn Growers, Minnesota Corn Growers Assn., US Dept. of Clean Cities, American Lung Assn. of MN and the MN Clean Air Choice team is also promoting the use of E85 next week. E85 will sell for 85 cents off per gallon on Thursday, July 8 from 2 until 5 p.m. at the Consumer’s Coop Cenex at 1025 East Frontage Rd. in Litchfield, MN.
For more information on events in MN and ND, go to www.CleanAirChoice.org.