The National Biodiesel Board continues to like what it sees when it comes to the incoming Obama Administration.
The primary advocacy group for the green fuel sent out congratulations to former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack who was nominated to serve President-elect Obama as the next U.S. Secretary of Agriculture:
Following the announcement, Joe Jobe, the CEO of the National Biodiesel Board (NBB), released the following statement:
“Governor Vilsack is an excellent choice to head the Department of Agriculture (USDA). His executive experience as governor along with his unwavering support of biofuels reflects the President-elect’s commitment to biodiesel, an issue he had highlighted as a priority during his campaign.
“There is no question Secretary-designate Vilsack will face many challenges in the future, but I am confident in his ability to promote the economic, environmental and energy benefits of biofuels and ensure that policy at the USDA will benefit both agriculture producers as well as the biodiesel industry.”
Vilsack’s nomination… and approval by the NBB… comes on the heels of four other NBB-pleasing nominations earlier this week: Dr. Steven Chu, who has been tapped to serve as the U.S. Secretary of Energy; Carol Browner, who was named to the new position of White House Coordinator of Energy and Climate Policy(commonly called the Energy Czar); Lisa Jackson, who will head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); and Nancy Sutley to serve the President-elect as the lead White House Council on Environmental Quality.