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April 24, 2002

Bush visit to South Dakota includes five events

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - President Bush plans to visit an ethanol plant at Wentworth as part of his trip to South Dakota on Wednesday.

The stop is one of five events planned for the day. According to officials from the White House, Bush will fly to Sioux Falls and then go to the Dakota Ethanol plant. He plans to take part in a discussion on agriculture and trade and then give remarks on the subject.

President Bush returns to Sioux Falls for a political fund raising reception for Republican Rep. John Thune at the Sioux Falls Convention Center.

Thune is challenging Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D. for his seat in the U.S. Senate.

A public campaign rally at the Sioux Falls Arena follows the reception.

The Wentworth ethanol plant began grinding corn in last September. The plant, which processes 14 million bushels of corn each year, is owned by farmer shareholders of Lake Area Corn Processors Cooperative.

Defeat of Anti-RFS Amendment Is Victory for Energy Security and Renewable Fuels

Senate Votes to Support Renewable Fuels Standard 68 to 31

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Senate today voted to maintain the renewable fuels standard (RFS) provisions of the Senate energy bill. The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) declared the Senate action a clear victory for energy security, clean air, consumers, and renewable fuels.

The Senate voted 68 to 31 to defeat an amendment by New York Senator Charles Schumer, which would have completely eliminated the RFS standard. The RFS provisions are backed by an historic coalition including members of the oil industry, agricultural groups, environmental and public health groups, and the ethanol industry. The amendments were offered during debate on S. 517, the Senate energy bill. A final vote on the overall bill is expected by Thursday. If passed, the Senate energy bill would go to a House-Senate conference committee to work out the differences between the bills.

Bob Dinneen, RFA president, made the following statement after the Senate action:

“The Senate’s support for the RFS today maintained the most forward-looking provision in the entire Senate energy bill. For the first time, the Senate firmly declared that renewable fuels represent an important part of our nation’s energy policy. Supporting renewable fuels will move America toward a cleaner, more sustainable, more secure energy future.

“Today we heard from some who fear the future – people who are more comfortable with today’s dependence on foreign oil than on renewable fuels produced here at home. They expressed concern that America’s farmers aren’t up to the job. We believe they’re wrong. We know that America’s farmers are building an ethanol industry more than capable of meeting the modest growth in renewable fuels called for in the Senate bill. While not surprised, we are gratified that a strong majority of the U.S. Senate agreed with us and today acted to entrust our energy future to American renewable fuel producers.”



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