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By | March 01, 2006
Actress and long-time biodiesel supporter Daryl Hannah participated in the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo in San Diego for the third year in a row. She participated in a press conference with fellow actor Luke Perry. Both elaborated on the importance of the family farmer; Perry is originally from rural Ohio.

EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson addressed one of the general sessions, titled, "Cleaning up America: Biodiesel, NOx and Long-Term Plans for Pollution Control." Johnson recognized the important role biodiesel can play in helping to clean up the nation's air and in weaning the United States from its dangerous addiction to foreign oil. "The president knows we are too reliant on foreign oil," Johnson said. "Our country is on the verge of a dramatic change for how we power our cars, our homes and our businesses. And innovation-including innovations in biodiesel-is the catalyst of this change."

Johnson added that he believes, "25 years from now, we can make foreign sources of oil go the way of the typewriter and the Walkman." He also complimented the NBB on "greening" the conference through recycling, composting and purchasing eco-friendly products.
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