Pro-ethanol interests launch ad campaign

Source: Amanda Peterka, E&E reporter • Posted: Tuesday, August 12, 2014

A coalition of biofuels, agriculture and national security interests today launched a new campaign to rally support for the federal renewable fuel standard.

The campaign by Fuels America will appear in publications in the Washington, D.C., area. The ads pose the question, “If America loses the renewable fuel standard, who wins?” They suggest that the oil industry would benefit the most from a repeal of the RFS.

Fuels America did not provide the cost of the campaign but said it was one of the group’s largest digital advertising campaigns to date. The coalition, which formed in fall 2012, has run several pro-ethanol campaigns inside the Beltway as debate over the renewable fuel standard has become heated.