Statement by Growth Energy on Indirect Land Use Change (ILUC) bill introduced by Senator Thune

Washington – Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy, released the following statement on the Indirect Land Use bill introduced by Senator John Thune on April 30, 2009:


“Indirect land use change continues to be a controversial issue with little scientific consensus. The legislation introduced by Senator Thune would put policy back in line with internationally recognized standards in evaluating the carbon footprint of all transportation fuels. We think this is the right direction for American energy and environmental policy and hope the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) puts forth a set of rules that are fair and equal. The last thing we need is lax standards for dirty imported oil, while making the American farmer responsible for activities in other sovereign nations. We thank Senator Thune for this leadership on this issue and look forward to working with him to promote policies that will reduce our dependence on foreign oil and create green collar jobs at home.”

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