Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has introduced a limited energy bill that does not include supports for renewable fuels. In a statement, Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis said it is - disappointing that the Majority Leader did not take the opportunity to include measures that would support the most viable alternative to imported oil – ethanol. Buis called ethanol - America’s fuel.
Buis took the opportunity to promote Growth Energy’s ‘fueling Freedom Plan’ which establishes a path toward building out the infrastructure necessary to make significant reductions in our nation’s addiction to foreign oil by mandating the production of flex fuel vehicles and the installation of blender pumps.
Buis added, by omitting these measures from the bill, the Senate is maintaining our addiction to foreign oil rather than investing in a home grown fuel that has been proven to be cleaner and more economically beneficial for our country.