PAC launches at National Biodiesel Conference

By | January 24, 2007
One particular event at this year's National Biodiesel Conference and Expo is the launch of the National Biodiesel Political Action Committee (PAC). The legendary Merle Haggard will perform at a reception affiliated with the kickoff of this newly founded committee. The PAC will bring various groups and individuals together to promote the legislative advancement of biodiesel.

"Now that biodiesel is a significant force in U.S. energy policy, we need a strong presence in Washington, D.C.," said Gene Gebolys, president and CEO of World Energy Alternatives, who will serve as chairman of the PAC. "Donations to our PAC will ensure that lawmakers hear about the benefits and values of biodiesel in an articulate and forceful voice."

The PAC was designed to give biodiesel proponents across the nation a voice in furthering legislation for greater commercialization of biodiesel. It enables a national effort of organizational partnerships and streamlines interests in promoting biodiesel to Congress.

Steering committee members include Ron Heck of the American Soybean Association, Steven Levy of Sprague Energy, Russ Teall of Biodiesel Industries and Tom Verry of the PAC. Staff members include Director and Treasurer Gary Wheeler and Director of Marketing and Fundraising Heather Grote.

Although the kickoff event is being held at the conference, participants can get involved at any time. For more information, visit or contact Grote at [email protected]. The PAC phone number is (800) 748-0806.
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