The Senate has approved Gina McCarthy to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. The vote was 59 to 40. Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis says McCarthy is an excellent and well-qualified individual to lead the EPA. He looks forward to working with the new EPA Administrator to continue to advance the growth and development of sustainable biofuels. According to Buis – McCarthy is known for her willingness to examine issues with a fair and open-minded approach. He says she will continue to serve as a leader and advocate for advancing the Renewable Fuel Standard and other important domestic energy policies. Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen also referred to McCarthy as approachable and open to dialogue. He says she is a thoughtful, solution-oriented professional who will handle the tough job ahead with grace. National Biodiesel Board Vice President of Federal Affairs Anne Steckel says McCarthy is a strong, dynamic leader who knows the intersection of environment and energy issues as well as anyone in the nation. Steckel adds McCarthy has demonstrated strong support for the RFS and NBB believes she will provide outstanding leadership at EPA.
Dinneen extended an invitation to McCarthy on behalf of the U.S. ethanol industry to visit bio-refineries for an up-close, hands-on explanation of the resource-efficient production process. He says the industry’s workforce is proud that their product is creating a lower cost, cleaner fuel choice for American drivers while creating jobs domestically and revitalizing rural America and would be happy to share that pride first-hand. Dinneen says there is perhaps no better context in which to understand the importance of the RFS than to see it in action.
Source: NAFB News Service