"Progressive Group Ties Oil Lobby To Saudi Arabia"

"The progressive Americans United for Change (AUFC) announced an ad campaign Wednesday saying that Saudi Arabia’s national oil company is funding the American Petroleum Institute’s (API) push against renewable fuels.

AUFC cites tax documents to say that API’s campaign against the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) is funded by foreign oil interests. It will air its ad May 4 during news talk shows.

A voiceover says Saudi Arabia has 'some good friends' at API. 'Together, they’re bankrolling these political ads attacking American-made fuels like ethanol, to keep you addicted to their oil.'"

Timothy Cama reports for The Hill April 30, 2014.

Thursday, May 1, 2014