WASHINGTON, DC – Growth Energy, the leading voice for U.S. ethanol supporters, issued the following statement in response to a floor speech given by Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) yesterday in which he identifies infrastructure as a way to expand the renewable fuels industry and reduce our dependence on foreign oil.
Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis said, “Sen. Bingaman has precisely identified the barriers that are preventing renewable fuels, like ethanol, from entering the market. If we can get the infrastructure built out so that consumers can choose their fuels – instead of having their choice made for them – then alternative fuels like ethanol can compete against oil without government assistance or interference. We need Flex Fuel Pumps in the ground and Flex Fuel Vehicles on the road. We look forward to working with Sen. Bingaman and others in shaping this plan in Congress.”
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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.