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Congress Must Maintain Commitments Made to a Clean Energy Future

Testimony from Energy Secretary Rick Perry before a House appropriations subcommittee Tuesday did little to ease concerns from clean energy advocates over a Trump administration budget proposal that wreaks havoc on his department’s research programs. Perry insisted that the cuts … Continue reading

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Lawmakers Should Push RVP Waiver Bill for E15 Immediately

Chairman John Barrasso (R-WY) will hold a hearing before his Senate Environment and Public Works Committee next week on a measure the ethanol industry says is long overdue. The sector views the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act (S.517) as … Continue reading

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States, Cities, Businesses Will Fill Void Left by U.S. Abdication from Paris Pact

President Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the global climate change agreement marks a disappointing abdication of this nation’s leadership role in meeting the challenges of the very real changing climatic conditions that pose undeniable threats to … Continue reading

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Congress Must Reject White House Budget Plan, Support Rural America

The 25x’25 Alliance joined multiple other energy, farm and rural America advocacy groups Tuesday in expressing our extreme disappointment with President Trump’s budget proposal for fiscal 2018. The spending plan proposed by the White House, however, does not come as … Continue reading

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USDA Re-Organization Must Align with 21st Century U.S. Agriculture

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue’s plan for reorganizing USDA, which is now subject to a public comment period that ends June 14, would create an under secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs, realign department agencies under an under secretary … Continue reading

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Carbon Neutrality of Woody Biomass Set to Become Federal Law

The $1.1-trillion budget resolution headed toward passage by Congress this week contains a provision that has long been sought by many renewable energy advocates, including 25x’25 Alliance members, particularly those in the bioenergy sector. The language in the measure, which … Continue reading

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Recess Offers Chance to Share Value of Renewable Energy Benefits with Lawmakers

With their two-week Easter recess under way, members of Congress are back home using the time away from Washington to visit with, and hear from, constituents about the issues that concern them and impact their lives. We urge renewable energy … Continue reading

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Out-of-Touch Federal Policies Will Not Deter Growth of Clean Energy

Seeking to weaken EPA’s authority to regulate carbon, while boosting domestic energy production from fossil fuels, President Trump this week signed an executive order that suspended, rescinded or flagged for review more than a half-dozen standing regulations and other measures. … Continue reading

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Perdue Confirmation Hearing Underscores Role of Ag in the 21st Century

Today a confirmation hearing for President Trump’s nominee for agriculture secretary, former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue, is finally taking place. Assuming he is eventually confirmed by the Senate, he will take the helm of a federal agency whose constituencies and … Continue reading

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White House Budget Proposal Endangers Clean Energy Efforts and Rural America

President Trump this week unveiled his first budget plan, a $1.1-trillion, 62-page “blueprint” that calls for massive cuts to programs important to rural America and renewable energy interests. The new budget proposal is more a statement of Trump’s priorities than … Continue reading

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