Ethanol supporters are being called to action to “march” in Washington D.C. in support of the biofuel. The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) has announced the dates for its sixth annual Washington, DC fly-in commonly referred to as the “Biofuels Beltway March“. Ethanol advocates and supporters will meet with key administration officials and Members of Congress on March 25-26, 2104.
Last year nearly 100 ethanol supporters from more than a dozen states participated in the event and met with a majority of U.S. legislatures as well as key decision makers such as those working for the EPA.
“The most effective lobbyists aren’t lobbyists at all, but rather farmers, ethanol producers, Main Street business leaders, retailers selling higher ethanol blends, and other grassroots individuals whose daily lives benefit from ethanol,” said Brian Jennings, ACE Executive Vice President. “ACE’s fly-in will once again feature these real people to deliver ethanol’s message to the top decision makers inside the Beltway.”
“While we successfully countered Big Oil attempts to repeal the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in Congress last year, this year we must encourage EPA officials not to cave in to Big Oil demands to reduce the RFS and maintain bipartisan support in Congress,” Jennings explained. “We encourage people from all walks of life who support ethanol to sign-up now for this important opportunity to show and tell the success story of the U.S. ethanol industry.”
Jennings said in addition to focusing on the RFS, participants will explain in their own words how blends such as E15 and E85 are helping reduce gasoline prices, cut harmful emissions, and help retailers offer more choices to consumers. The official host hotel of the ACE fly-in will be the Liaison on Capitol Hill. To register, or to find out more details about the ACE fly-in, contact Shannon Gustafson.