The American Coalition for Ethanol‘s 11th annual fly-in was another great success, with nearly 75 grassroots members attending, including ethanol producers, retailers, investors, corn growers, service and product providers, and others from 14 states (including DC) as well as one from London, England. There were 23 new fly-in participants this year.
Split into teams of 2-4 people, the group visited the offices of over 120 members of Congress representing 45 states in just about four hours on Tuesday. ACE CEO Brian Jennings says they discussed three main issues with lawmakers – EPA’s proposed RVP waiver to allow year round sales of E15, the continuing problem of Small Refinery Exemptions, and how ethanol fits in climate change discussions.
Listen to my interview with Brian here:
ACE19DC Interview with ACE CEO Brian Jennings