Gov. Branstad to Chair Governors’ Biofuels Coalition in 2015
November 11, 2014 - Issue #203View Full Issue
The Governors’ Biofuels Coalition recently announced that Iowa Governor Terry Branstad will serve as chairman in 2015, and Missouri Governor Jay Nixon will serve as vice chairman in 2015.
“I look forward to working with Gov. Nixon to advance the bipartisan work of the Governors’ Biofuels Coalition, as the production and use of biofuels increases family incomes in rural America, diversifies our nation’s energy portfolio, and enables consumer choice at the fuel pump,” stated Gov. Branstad.
“Thanks to our corn and soybean farmers, Missouri has long played a leadership role in the development and production of biofuels,” stated Gov. Nixon. “Missouri was one of the founding members of the Governors’ Biofuels Coalition, and the Coalition has played a major role in our nation’s energy policies, including the drafting and passage of renewable fuel standards. I’m honored to be asked by Gov. Branstad to serve as the next vice chairman of this organization, and will continue working to strengthen the energy independence of Missouri and our country.”
The 33-state bipartisan organization was founded more than 20 years ago to increase the use of ethanol based fuels, decrease the nation’s dependence on imported energy resources, improve the environment and stimulate the national economy.