Senate Climate Change Bill Should Fix Unfair Land-Use Penalty

Washington, D.C. – With the introduction of climate-change legislation by Sens. Barbara Boxer and John Kerry, Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis issued the following statement:

”We look forward to the debate on energy and climate legislation in the United States Senate. It is our hope that whatever passes the Senate would contain the common sense solution inserted in the House version of the bill by Chairman Collin Peterson, to fix what is an unfair and inequitable international land-use change penalty being proposed against domestic ethanol and other biofuels. Ethanol is the only domestic-made alternative we have to foreign oil that creates U.S. jobs, cuts greenhouse gas emissions and reinforces our economic and national security.”


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