Energy Bill Signed

Cindy Zimmerman

President George W. Bush today signed the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 and ushered in a new era in the way America produces and uses energy.

Bush says the new law is “a major step toward reducing our dependence on oil, confronting global climate change, expanding the production of renewable fuels and giving future generations of our country a nation that is stronger, cleaner and more secure.” The bill signing took place this morning at the Department of Energy building.

Joining President Bush at the signing ceremony, Renewable Fuels Association President Bob Dinneen commented, “History will look back upon the enactment of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 as the moment America chose a new energy policy path. By coupling increases in vehicle efficiency and renewable fuel use, America is taking the most immediate steps available that will have the greatest impact in securing a more sustainable energy and environmental future.”

National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) President Ron Litterer says the nation’s corn growers are very pleased with the legislation.

“NCGA appreciates Congress’s strong bipartisan leadership in getting the energy bill to the president’s desk. This legislative victory would not have been possible without the many renewable fuels advocates who paved the way. This energy bill demonstrates that leaders in both the Democratic and Republican parties clearly understand the future energy needs of this country.”

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