November 9, 2016

AESI Co-Chairs Talent & Santorum: An Electoral Victory for Homegrown Energy

Washington, D.C. – Americans for Energy Security and Innovation (AESI) Co-Chairs Jim Talent and Rick Santorum today congratulated Donald Trump on his victory and encouraged the President-elect to remain steadfast in his support of homegrown biofuels.

“This November, voters across the heartland helped elect a candidate who championed American strength, a robust manufacturing sector, and renewed job creation. The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and ethanol are central to achieving those goals, and Mr. Trump’s support for the RFS was stated with clarity and conviction. We congratulate Mr. Trump on his victory, as well as candidates across the country who stood up for American energy. Homegrown biofuels are putting the U.S. on the path to true, lasting energy security, and last night’s election demonstrates that voters understand the importance of supporting a robust biofuel sector here at home.

“We urge the President-elect and incoming Members of Congress to remain steadfast in their commitment to breaking America’s addiction to oil and liberating consumers from the influence of the foreign oil cartel. Homegrown energy sources like ethanol are a proven success, and they demonstrate how clean, American-made energy can continue to help to deliver more affordable options to consumers, protect our environment, and create U.S. jobs from coast to coast. To achieve that, we must protect and expand the RFS, as Mr. Trump has promised to do.”