Media Release – Walker says national energy policy should include ethanol

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Tuesday June 3, 2014
Contact: Joshua Morby 414.791.9120

Governor Walker says national energy policy should include ethanol

Wisconsin producers call on leader to support RFS


MADISON – During a recent discussion with Wisconsin’s agriculture media Governor Walker expressed concern about our national policy on energy.

“Wind, solar, clean-burning coal, natural gas, ethanol — we should be exploring as many of those options as possible,” Walker said. “We don’t have a clear national policy on energy.”

“When it comes to transportation fuel we do have a clear national policy that not only supports ethanol it supports Wisconsin,” said Joshua Morby, executive director of the Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance (WBIA).

“US Congressmen Ron Kind and Mark Pocan and US Senator Tammy Baldwin all signed onto letters of support asking the EPA to preserve the Renewable Fuel Standard, protecting Wisconsin’s multi-billion ethanol industry and the famers and manufacturers it supports,” said Robert Sather, president of the WBIA and investor in two Wisconsin ethanol plants.

“As the incoming chairman of the Midwest Governors Association we would certainly welcome Governor Walker’s public support of the RFS and our industry here in Wisconsin.”

“The RFS is not only important to the people of Wisconsin it’s important to entire country,” said Morby. “The RFS was put in place after careful consideration and it’s working.”

The Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance is a diverse group of businesses, environmental groups and statewide and local organizations that have come together to build both public and legislative awareness of the Bio Industry in Wisconsin.

For more information about the Alliance, or to find out how to join, please visit our website: http://www.wisconsinbioindustry.com.


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