Washington, D.C. – Today, Growth Energy’s co-chairman, General Wesley Clark released the following statement on the news that Valero Renewable Fuels will purchase seven ethanol plants from VeraSun Energy:

 

“We welcome Valero to the industry. We hope that Valero’s interest represents an understanding among oil companies at-large that ethanol is a critical part of the nation’s fuel supply as the only viable alternative to foreign oil. Indeed, Valero’s investment reinforces the importance of ethanol as a long-term solution to our nation’s challenges by creating green collar jobs, reducing our dependence on imported oil, and helping to improve our environment.”

 

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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It was great meeting with @GrowthEnergy on Wednesday to talk biofuels & trade. The COVID-19 pandemic has only deepened the challenges facing our ag & energy industries, and it was great to discuss solutions. I’m committed to getting real help for our farmers and producers. #IA01

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