Sixteen agricultural and biofuel organizations today announced the formation of Fuels America, a coalition that will work to protect and promote the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).
Fuels America is a new coalition formed to defend America’s Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The new coalition has been established by domestically grown renewable fuel, national security, renewable energy and other stakeholders. The coalition has launched FuelsAmerica.org and a Twitter presence @FuelsAmerica.
The launch comes as the EPA considers a request to “waive” the RFS, a move that coalition members say would adversely impact America’s rural communities, renewable technology innovators and energy independence.
“More than 400,000 American jobs are supported by renewable transportation fuel, and America leads the world in renewable fuel innovation. That is why Fuels America’s diverse membership has come together to reset the national conversation on renewable fuel, protect the progress that has been made and ensure that America’s Renewable Fuel Standard continues its success,” said former Congressman Jim Greenwood, president and CEO, Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO).
The new campaign will be a national effort, including advertising, beginning in Washington, D.C., and several states. Each state will have its own online platform reachable through FuelsAmerica.org and feature the stories of renewable fuel innovators and communities with a stake in maintaining the RFS.
Fuels America members include:
American Council on Renewable Energy (CORE)
Advanced Ethanol Council
American Coalition for Ethanol
American Security Project
Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)
National Association of Wheat Growers
National Corn Growers Association
National Farmers Union
National Sorghum Producers
Renewable Fuels Association (RFA)