Growth Energy Rejects Oil Industry Push Poll

WASHINGTON, DC —Today, Growth Energy released a statement noting the limitations of the oil industry’s latest push poll designed by the American Petroleum Institute to obscure strong public support for homegrown biofuels.

“API’s reoccurring push polls rely on misinformation and leading questions to get the answers Big Oil wants to hear,” said Emily Skor, CEO of Growth Energy. “They’ve never been remotely accurate. Not only do homegrown fuels enjoy broad bipartisan support, recent polling shows that strong support for the RFS helped decide the last election. More than eight in ten battleground voters shared President Trump’s support for ethanol and the Renewable Fuel Standard.

“Consumers and voters alike appreciate that homegrown biofuels protect the environment, improve our energy security, and deliver savings at the gas pump. And the market agrees. More and more retailers are offering higher biofuel blends to their customers, and those retailers report rapidly growing sales of blends like E15. That growth is not only good for drivers, it’s good for communities looking to policymakers for support during the worst downturn in farm income since the Great Depression.”

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