WASHINGTON, DC — Following the announcement by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack that he will continue his service at the USDA for President Obama’s second term, Tom Buis CEO of Growth Energy released the following statement:
“Secretary Vilsack has been a tireless advocate for the renewable fuels industry, and I commend President Obama for his reappointment to the Department of Agriculture. I am confident that Secretary Vilsack will build upon his excellent service record supporting renewable fuels and economic growth across rural America. I know that during his tenure he will continue his strong advocacy for biofuels increased market access for higher ethanol blends such as E15.
“Additionally, Secretary Vilsack has always been a leading voice in supporting rural America and its potential to provide clean, renewable fuel that helps create jobs and revitalize rural economies.
“I look forward to building upon our already strong relationship with Secretary Vilsack, and advance our work together to promote renewable fuels and help rural America realize its potential as a major contributor to our nation’s energy needs in the future.”
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