WASHINGTON – Today, Growth Energy released the following statement on the selection of President-Elect Obama's energy and environment team. The team includes Dr. Steven Chu, Secretary of Energy; Lisa Jackson, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator; Nancy Sutley, Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ); Carol Browner, Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change; and Heather Zichal, Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change.

“President-Elect Obama has selected a highly capable energy and environment leadership team to carry out his goals for an energy independent America powered by renewable fuels like ethanol. We, at Growth Energy, look forward to working with the new administration to make our earth cleaner and greener, to create green-collar American jobs that can't be outsourced, and to achieve our goal of energy independence. We are confident that this administration will make progress in harnessing the full potential of renewable energy sources like renewable, reliable ethanol today, and advanced biofuels like cellulosic ethanol tomorrow.”

About Growth Energy

Growth Energy is a group committed to the promise of agriculture and growing America’s economy through cleaner, greener energy. Growth Energy members recognize America needs a new ethanol approach. Through smart policy reform and a proactive grassroots campaign, Growth Energy promotes reducing greenhouse gas emissions, expanding the use of ethanol in gasoline, decreasing our dependence on foreign oil, and creating American jobs at home. More information can be found at GrowthEnergy.org.

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