IRFA charges AAA ignores facts, promotes 'Big Oil'

Saturday, December 8, 2012

>The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) has expressed what it terms "disappointment" in the recent American Automotive Association's (AAA) opposing the use of E15, a fuel blend containing 15 percent ethanol.

"As a soon-to-be ex-AAA member I am disappointed they (AAA) agreed to be a tool for Big Oil," Monte Shaw, executive director, IRFA, said. "The main point is that if you dig below the surface of any of these attacks on the RFS or E15 your shovel will come out covered in oil."

The irony is that AAA is best known for reporting gas prices -- prices that are, according to Iowa State University, a dollar lower due to E10, Shaw added in a news release.