Biofools or Bio-Heroes?

Cindy Zimmerman

It’s pretty much a badge of honor in the biofuels industry to be nominated by Friends of the Earth as “Biofool of the Year.”

Growth Energy is calling this year’s nominees “Bio-Heroes” in a blog post today.

“Critics of biofuels would go to great lengths to distort the truth and smear the records of supporters. One doesn’t have to look far to find the silliness to which some would stoop. Friends of the Earth, one such group determined to embarrass themselves into irrelevance, went so far as to try to attract media attention to their poorly uninformed and sadly named “Biofool of the Year” award,” reads the post. “At Growth Energy, instead of heaping ridicule on leaders that want to break our country’s addiction to foreign oil, we choose to laud them, and ask others to support their efforts.”

This year’s nominees are Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), General Wesley Clark, Secretary Tom Vilsack, and the editors of Domestic Fuel – Chuck and Cindy Zimmerman. Vote for your favorite here.

biofuels, Environment, Ethanol, Growth Energy, Whackos