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Media Alert: Ethanol and the Renewable Fuel Standard Briefing: Impacts on American Consumers

WHEN: Thursday, February 26, 2015, 10:00AM-12:00 noon

WHERE: Room 2203, Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
WHAT: The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) has had an immeasurable impact on American consumers. By increasing the amount of corn ethanol required to be blended into gasoline, the RFS has negatively affected our engines, our environment, and our food. At Thursday’s briefing, experts will discuss some of the impacts consumers have seen on their engines, their food prices, and their environment – all at the hands of corn ethanol.
Experts include:
Kelly Stone, Action Aid
Former US Senator Wayne Allard, American Motorcyclist Association
Nicole Wood, Boat Owners Association of The United States
Scott Faber, Environmental Working Group
Emily Cassidy, Environmental Working Group
Rob Green, National Council of Chain Restaurants
Kris Kiser, Outdoor Power Equipment Institute
Dr. Jason Hill, Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota
Dr. Christopher Tessum, Post Doctoral Research Associate, University of Minnesota
RSVP: Rob Coleman,
ABOUT BOATUS:  Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) fights against unfair federal taxes, fees and regulations that single out boat owners and works with state agencies to promote boating laws that make sense. The over half a million member organization, working with a coalition of partners, continues to lobby Congress to reform the Renewable Fuel Standard – a law which forces these higher blends and less compatible fuels onto the public. For more on the Renewable Fuel Standard go to