On OPEC’s 50th Anniversary, U.S. Ethanol Industry to Call on Congress to Help Retire the Cartel

WASHINGTON, DC – On Tuesday, September 14th at 1:30pm, Growth Energy, the coalition of ethanol supporters, will hold a press conference to alert Washington, D.C., policymakers that tomorrow marks 50 years since the inception of OPEC, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, a reminder of the consequences of allowing foreign countries to control our economy and national security.

When: 1:30pm, Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Where: 1300 Longworth, House Agriculture Committee Hearing Room

What: Press conference to remind Washington, D.C., policymakers of the consequences of our dependence on OPEC for oil.

Who: Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis, Co-Chair Jeff Broin, Former Rep. Jim Nussle and 90 ethanol supporters and producers

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.