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GMA welcomes committee approval of ethanol legislation

February 10, 2012
KEYWORDS ethanol / GMA / Supply Chain
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GMA logoThe US House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology passed H.R. 3199 by a vote of 19-7. H.R. 3199 would require the National Academies of Science to review the scientific and technical implications of introducing mid-level ethanol blends prior to their use in commerce. Geoff Moody, Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) director of energy and environmental policy, issued the following statement in response to the action.

“GMA applauds Chairman Hall and Representative Sensenbrenner for their leadership in advancing this important legislation. H.R. 3199 represents a vital step toward assuring sound science is the guiding principle behind any introduction of a mid-level ethanol blend. Absent a comprehensive review and implementation of appropriate mitigation steps, premature introduction of mid-level ethanol blends could have harmful and irreversible consequences for consumers—not only in their engines, but on their grocery bills as well. GMA urges Congress to swiftly pass, and President Obama to promptly sign, this important legislation.”

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