New Bill Gets Biofuels Right

Julia Bovey, NRDC, 202/289-2420 or 202/270-0768 (cell)

WASHINGTON (May 4, 2007) -- Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) introduced the Advanced Clean Fuels Act of 2007 in the United States Senate late yesterday. The legislation will help solve global warming by promoting sustainably produced bio-energy as part of a comprehensive strategy to reduce America’s addiction to oil, according to policy experts and scientists at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).
NRDC Legislative Director Karen Wayland issued the following statement in support of the legislation:
This bill recognizes the critical role bio-energy can play in reducing our dangerous dependence on oil, but it also includes necessary protections for public health, lands, water, wildlife and climate.
NRDC commends Senator Boxer for taking a huge step towards making all fuels cleaner. We look forward to working with the Senator to enact this important legislation.

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