Mean Joe Green #9: Big Oil’s Mess? It MTBE, It Could Be, It Is!!!

Originally posted on on 5/9/08
We learned it in Kindergarten–“If you make a mess, CLEAN IT UP!”

Especially if that mess is the gasoline additive MTBE, a possible carcinogen that has leaked into our groundwater. It’s been around since 1979 (ironically, when I was in kindergarten) and is now banned in 23 states, and has not been used by oil companies since 2006.

For more on the 423 million dollar law suit requiring Big Oil to pay big money, check out this article in Grist–after you take a peek at my cartoon, of course…

Big oil cartoon


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