June membership meeting provides grassroots opportunities in DC

The NBB membership meeting takes place: June 4-6 L’Enfant Plaza Hotel Washington, D.C.
By NBB | May 01, 2012

In 2011 the biodiesel industry produced more than 1 billion gallons as a direct result of strong federal policy and industry support in Washington, D.C. As the industry moves through the first part of 2012 without an extension of the biodiesel tax incentive and with continuing efforts to increase the renewable fuel standard, it is more important than ever that the industry makes its presence known in Washington. Members who have never participated in National Biodiesel Board Hill Visits are encouraged to participate.

The NBB June membership meeting held annually in Washington, D.C., is where biodiesel producers and industry stakeholders meet to shape the future of the industry.

On the meeting agenda are important federal regulatory issues like implementation of the RFS2, RIN integrity, and the biodiesel tax incentive, as well as reports from NBB’s marketing, regulatory, technical and trade committees.  

“Whether you’re from the West Coast, East Coast or in between, our members need to rally in Washington in June to actively move our industry and businesses forward,” said NBB Chairman Gary Haer. “If you have never attended a D.C. board meeting, I personally invite you to participate in this important political and networking event. From my own experiences, I can assure you your investment in time and travel will pay dividends as we continue to share and shape our own story with those who most impact our future.”

Grassroots visits with elected officials led by members of the industry continue to be paramount to achieving the board’s long-term vision and legislative priorities.

“Our industry is at a tipping point: the meetings we hold with our legislators and regulators at this board meeting could shape the future growth of our industry for the long-term,” Haer said. “Our NBB Federal Affairs team can guide you through the process and will supply ample resources to make your visit impactful.”

As always, members will get the inside track on what’s happening in all areas of the industry, and learn about the progress of NBB in meeting industry objectives.

Participation information will be available via email and the members only site or contact the NBB office.

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