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    Study: Higher ethanol blends create health, safety risks, says Big Oil-funded study

    In the simplest terms, when higher-ethanol blend fuels spill, they can make buildings go boom. And the study that says this was funded, in part, by Chevron and Shell as well as the American Petroleum Institute, while the report was generated by Rice University in Houston. All clear on the ...

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    Followup: GM downplays effect of battery-pack accident on plug-in sales

    What, we worry? A General Motors executive is downplaying the potential effects of last week's explosion of a prototype battery pack in Michigan on sales of plug-in vehicles such as the Chevrolet Volt extended-range plug-in, saying that high gas prices will continue to fuel sales ...

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    Friday warning on the dangers of diesel

    click to enlargeUPDATE: Looks like I rushed this post this morning (read the reader comments below). Apologies.Not 100 percent sure what we're looking at here, but our old friend Mike sent us this picture of a diesel-powered tractor having a bit of engine trouble during a tractor pull last weekend ...


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