WASHINGTON, DC – Growth Energy, the leading voice for U.S. ethanol supporters and producers, today welcomed a delegation of four Michigan ethanol supporters to Washington, D.C., for a series of meetings with members of Congress and their staff. The fly-in is designed to educate lawmakers about the benefits of ethanol.
During the group’s two day visit, the delegation will meet personally with Reps. Dan Benishek (R-1), Bill Huizenga (R-2), Tim Walberg (R-7) and Dale Kildee (D-5), as well as the staffs of Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Reps. David Camp (R-4) and Justin Amash (R-3). Specifically, the meetings will focus on how expanding the production of ethanol through infrastructure development could help strengthen the Michigan economy and environment.
“The state of Michigan has been an important ally in the fight for renewable, sustainable ethanol and we are delighted these Michigan natives have traveled to our nation’s capital to help educate our members of Congress about the benefits of ethanol,” said Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis. “These meetings provide a critical opportunity for ethanol supporters to interact one-on-one with their legislators and inform them about the issues that are most important to the state.”
The delegation includes David Gloer, General Manager of POET Biorefining Caro, Don Morse, Board Member of POET Biorefining Caro, Gary Lazarski, General Counsel of Carbon Green BioEnergy and Steve Bleyl, Executive Vice President of Ethanol Marketing at Green Plains Renewable.
“This is an important opportunity for Michigan ethanol supporters to speak directly with the policy makers in Washington about the benefits of domestically-produced ethanol,” said David Gloer, General Manager of POET Biorefining Caro. “If we want to reduce our dependence on foreign oil, create jobs here in the U.S. and strengthen our national security, we must invest in America’s fuel: ethanol.”
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.