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As we mentioned last month, the City Council of Portland (Oregon) passed an ordinance in July requiring all gas stations in the city to blend some biofuel (either ethanol at 10 percent or biodiesel at five percent) into every bit of gasoline/diesel they sell starting next July. An opinion column out yesterday in the East County News (from Portland) says that while the ordinance is admirable, a lot remains to be seen on the effectiveness of blending biofuels into our petroleum supply. I agree tha

Portland, Oregon is known as a pretty environmentally conscious city. The city has an Office of Sustainable Development and wants to help residents find car pool partners. Soon residents can add the fact that every bit of transportation fuel sold at gas stations in the city is at least partly made of biofuel to the list of what makes the city so green. On Wednesday, the Portland City Council approved a mandate that will require - starting a year from now - all gas stations within the town border