The North American Equipment Dealers Association has come out in support of the Green Jobs Waiver. Mike Williams, VP of Government Relations for NAEDA along with Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy, held a media conference call today to discuss the endorsement.
In June, NAEDA endorsed the waiver through comments submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). “We believe increasing the amount of ethanol produced and used will create green jobs, provide environmental benefits, help reduce our dependence on foreign oil and enhance the quality of life in rural America through development of our natural resources,” Williams wrote to the EPA.
Earlier this year, Growth Energy submitted on behalf of 54 ethanol producers a waiver to the EPA asking it to lift the decades-old, arbitrary limit on the amount of ethanol blended into gasoline from 10 percent (E10) up to 15 percent (E15). The U.S. EPA public comment period for the Green Jobs Waiver ends Monday, July 20.