It’s the 6th annual Biofuels Beltway March organized by the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE). “We have more than 80 people registered to attend, which is our highest attendance yet,” said Director of Strategic Projects Shannon Gustafson. “Those attending the event are fuel retailers, farmers, ethanol producers, bankers, and business owners representing 15 different states.”
The event officially kicks off on Tuesday when attendees will hear from representatives of the Environmental Protection Agency, USDA, and the White House. After that, the marchers will be split into groups to attend meetings on Capitol Hill Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday. “So far we have meetings scheduled with more than 130 offices on Capitol Hill,” said Gustafson, who anticipates they will have even more before they begin.
In addition to carrying the message that the RFS is working, supporters will also be telling lawmakers how ethanol benefits consumers, decreases our dependence on foreign oil, and plays a critical role in the future of our nation’s energy independence.
Domestic Fuel will be there to bring it home to those of you who are unable to attend. Thanks to ACE and Patriot Renewable Fuels for making that possible.