Iowans Fueled with Pride Publishes Iowa Caucus Voter Guide
(Iowans Fueled with Pride) The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) today announced the release of the Iowans Fueled with Pride coalition 2012 Iowa Caucus Voter Guide. The guide outlines the positions of presidential candidates campaigning actively in Iowa on four main issues confronting the ethanol community.
“Thousands of Iowa households have invested their future directly with the ethanol industry, and they are keenly interested in where the presidential candidates stand on the issues, such as the renewable fuels standard, which impacts their jobs and investments,” stated IRFA President Walt Wendland. “This voter guide will be a highly important tool for Iowa voters looking to continue ethanol’s role in creating jobs, reducing dependence on foreign oil and cleaning the environment. The Iowans Fueled with Pride coalition worked hard to engage the candidates on these issues and to get the candidates’ positions in their own words.”
The voter guide highlights the candidates’ positions on:
- the renewable fuels standard (RFS);
- a fair and equitable energy tax policy;
- the attempt to ban E15; and,
- consumer fueling choice.
“We were pleased that four candidates had a pro-ethanol position on all four issues,” continued Wendland. “Iowa voters can review the results and draw their own conclusions. But it is important to understand that renewable fuels are driving Iowa’s ag economy, which is in turn driving Iowa’s overall economy. If Iowans want a healthy and growing economy, then we need a healthy and growing ethanol industry – and public policy is the key.” READ MORE Download guide