ACE Announces Ethanol Issues Survey Results for Congressional Races

Posted: Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Sioux Falls, SD (October 1, 2012) – The American Coalition for Ethanol today is releasing survey responses that cover handful of key Congressional and Senate races across the country.

The two major party candidates in races including the Indiana Senate, Iowa Congressional Districts 03 and 04, Minnesota Congressional District 07, Missouri Senate, North Dakota Senate, and the South Dakota At-Large Congressional District responded to questions about keeping the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) intact, extending key cellulosic biofuel tax incentives, and reforming the tax code to provide a level playing field between oil and advanced biofuels.

ACE Executive Vice President Brian Jennings says while the organization would have preferred more candidate responses, the survey shows support for the RFS and other biofuel policy priorities.

“Our survey reveals strong bipartisan support for the RFS and for leveling the playing field between oil and biofuels,” Jennings said. “In addition to making these survey results public, ACE will take a number of steps prior to the election to mobilize grassroots support for the RFS,” said Jennings.

The full candidate surveys can be read at

ACE surveyed candidates from select States and Congressional districts. Although the organization contacted each candidate’s office multiple times, and through various methods, not every candidate chose to respond to the survey. If a candidate’s opponent chose not to respond, his or her name is listed without survey responses.

ACE recently joined Fuels America which is a broad coalition of stakeholders committed to protecting America’s Renewable Fuels Standard. To learn more about Fuels America, click here.