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Coalition Urges Adoption of 8-billion-gallon RFS.

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) recently announced that a coalition representing agriculture, environmental, consumer, automotive and renewable fuels groups sent a letter earlier this week to all members of the U.S. House-Senate energy bill conference committee urging them to adopt an 8-billion-gallon renewable fuels standard (RFS) in the final bill.

"With record gas prices and soaring energy imports, this is a time when the nation should be maximizing, not minimizing, the use of ethanol and biodiesel...," reads the letter. "Your support for the Senate RFS position will demonstrate your firm commitment to reducing our petroleum imports while encouraging economic growth through a domestic biofuels industry, helping lower consumer fuel prices and protecting the environment."

Signers of the letter included RFA, National Corn Growers Association, National Biodiesel Board, Environmental and Energy Study Institute, American Farm Bureau Federation, American Soybean Association, National Farmers Union, National Grain Sorghum Producers, Farm Credit Council, New Uses Council, CoBank, Biomass Coordinating Council, CenexHarvestStates, Chicago Board of Trade, U.S. Canola Association, National Barley Growers Association, National Sunflower Association, National Association of Wheat Growers, American Coalition for Ethanol, Ethanol Producers and Consumers, Energy Future Coalition, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, and Consumer Federation of America.

Contact: Monte Shaw, RFA, phone 202-289-3835.

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Publication:Alternative Transportation Fuels Today
Date:Jul 21, 2005
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