The new site design allows supporters to sign up for informational updates and alerts and then offers an-easy-to-use platform to contact state or federal elected officials. Go online for registration and more information.
“We are urging the friends of REG—who may be vendors, customers, suppliers, partners, shareholders or family members—to sign up to receive federal and state legislative updates and calls to action,” said Scott Hedderich, REG’s Director of Corporate Affairs. “Americans have a constitutional right to make their voices heard and this site helps them utilize that right.”
REG, an active member of the National Biodiesel Board, plans to utilize the website, in part, to extend the industry’s federal policy outreach programs. With biorefineries in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, and Texas and additional facilities to be completed in Louisiana, New Mexico and Kansas, a nationwide logistics footprint is important to identify and build localized support.
“The biodiesel industry is facing important issues like the expansion RFS2 and the reinstatement of the federal blenders’ tax incentive in order to grow green collar job creation, create a healthy environment and expand energy security,” added Hedderich. “We have a unique opportunity to reach out to our base of business contacts and broaden the reach for biodiesel industry support.”