WASHINGTON – Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy, released the following statement today in response to the Obama administration’s statement on the tariff on Brazilian ethanol. In the statement, the Obama administration said it had no plans to change the current policy.
Tom Buis’ statement is below:
“We applaud the Obama administration for reinforcing its commitment to homegrown ethanol. Keeping the tariff on Brazilian ethanol will ensure the development of a domestic renewable fuel industry, which creates green collar jobs, reduces our dependence on foreign oil, strengthens our national security, and improves the environment. We look forward to our continued work with the Obama administration and Congress to address our nation’s economic and energy challenges.”
The Obama administration’s statement is below:
“The Obama Administration is committed to developing our domestic biofuels industry, and to help the international market for biofuels grow. Biofuels are an important renewable energy resource, which will help diversify our energy matrix and reduce our dependence on imported oil.”
“Regarding the U.S. tariff on Brazilian ethanol, the administration has no plans to change it.”
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.