Midwest States Support Ethanol and Biodiesel

Cindy Zimmerman

csg midwestThe Midwest Legislative Conference of The Council of State Governments recently issued a series of policy resolutions supporting increased use of both ethanol and biodiesel, and specifically support ethanol blender pumps. The group also adopted resolutions calling for use of sound scientific methods when calculating carbon emissions.

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) is pleased with all the resolutions, particularly noting the call for “implementation of both federal and state legislation to provide incentives to encourage the implementation of ethanol blender pumps.” In a press release, NCGA Ethanol Committee Chairman Jon Holzfaster said, “As legislators actively push for this technology, we feel that we are on the verge of a movement toward the choice and independence that ethanol can provide.”

The conference is a bipartisan association of state legislators representing 11 Midwestern states – Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

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