Voters Give Biodiesel Policy a Strong “Yes!”

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) recently released the results of a poll showing that policies supporting biodiesel production would win a resounding vote of confidence if they were on the ballot. The survey found that three out of four voters (75 percent) support a tax credit for biodiesel, and 76 percent said they support a national renewable fuel standard. irfa-biodiesel-policy

“These numbers reflect overwhelming public support for developing cleaner, alternative fuels so that we’re not so dangerously dependent on petroleum,” stated NBB Vice President of Federal Affairs Anne Steckel. “These policies are popular because they are effective. We’re gradually reducing our dependence on oil. We’re reducing harmful and costly pollution. And we’re creating jobs and economic activity at home. Congress and the Obama administrationshould take cues from the people who elected them and step up to make sure we have strong, stable policies supporting biodiesel production.”

The survey of nearly 1,200 registered U.S. voters was conducted by Moore Information Opinion Research between Sept. 30 and Oct. 2. The survey was commissioned by NBB.

“This is one of those issues that illustrates why voters are so fed up with Washington,” Steckel added. “You have policies with overwhelming support from the public and strong bipartisan support in Congress, yet Washington seems paralyzed with inaction. Jobs are at stake here, and we urge the Obama administration and Congress to act quickly to get this industry back on track.”

Among other findings in the survey, 85 percent of respondents said a candidate’s position on energy issues was somewhat important or very important in their voting decision, and 78 percent said a candidate’s position on alternative fuels was very important or somewhat important.

To read the entire survey, please click here.

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