Loebsack to Kickoff “Fueling Iowa’s Economy” Tour PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Vonnie Hampel   
Friday, 22 November 2013 15:47

Begins Tuesday in West Burlington and Washington

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack announced today that he will be kicking off a tour of businesses that support Iowa’s farmers, rural communities and economy. The Fueling Iowa’s Economy tour will make stops across Iowa’s Second District to highlight the importance of homegrown renewable fuels and biodiesel, as well as wind energy. Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a proposal to lower the renewable fuel volume obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) for 2014, which will have devastating consequences in Iowa. Also, the Production Tax Credit (PTC) for wind is set to expire at the end of the year unless Congressional action is taken.

“Renewable, homegrown energy supports tens of thousands of jobs in Iowa alone. The cuts to the RFS that the EPA has proposed and allowing the PTC to expire will have a devastating impact on our economy. We have to stand together to opposes these reckless cuts. The RFS and PTC are meant to help reduce our dependence on foreign oil and increase use of homegrown energy sources. I will fight to ensure that Iowa farmers are able to continue to move our nation on a sustainable path forward and that good jobs continue to grow in our rural areas,” said Congressman Loebsack.

The tour will begin TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26th with stops in West Burlington and Washington. Additional stops will be announced at a later date. Media are invited to attend.

 

Fueling Iowa’s Economy Tour- Tuesday, Nov 26

1:30pm

Big River Resources

15210 103rd Street

West Burlington

 

3:30pm

IRE Biodiesel

1701 E 7th Street

Washington

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