Nixon to Lead Biofuels Coalition

Missouri Govenor Jay Nixon has been named the 2016 Chairman of the Governor’s Biofuels Coalition.

“For more than 20 years, the Governors’ Biofuels Coalition has worked in a bipartisan way to strengthen American energy independence and create jobs in rural communities,” Nixon said in a news release.

The Coalition says it’s a bipartisan group made of 33 states.

Nixon’s office says the Coalition works to “increase the use of ethanol based fuels, decrease the nation’s dependence on imported energy resources, improve the environment and stimulate the national economy.”

Nebraska Governor Pete Rickertts will serve as vice chairman.

Former Missouri Governors Mel Carnahan and Bob Holden also held the post.

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