USDA to oversee programs to push biofuels, revitalize rural America.
“Revitalize rural America” has been a mantra uttered by the Obama administration almost since its inception. Recently, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack revealed the centerpiece of that effort to be biofuels.
“The approach at the heart of the President’s vision - which combines new technologies, new markets, and better use of our natural resources - is our nation’s capacity to reduce its dependence on imported oil and fossil fuels through the increased production and use of biofuels and renewable energy,” says Vilsack at the Press Club in Washington, D.C.
The reward for investing in renewable fuels “outweighs the risk associated with the investment. The reward includes less reliance on foreign oil. We won’t have to necessarily spend as much in countries that don’t agree with us or like us.”
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