AFPM Supports Bill and Amendment to Repeal Section 526 of the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007

June 06, 2013

American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) President Charles T. Drevna issued the following statement on Section 526:

WASHINGTON – “It is imperative to ensure that our nation, in particular the military, is not  inhibited from using fuels produced with oil from our friendly neighbor to the north, Canada, which will reduce our reliance on imports from hostile areas of the world. At a time when our nation is worried about its fiscal health, a bill and amendment to repeal Section 526 comes none-too-soon. We should be advancing more initiatives like this bill, rather than having the Department of Defense to commit millions of taxpayers’ dollars on more costly, less efficient biofuels.”

Sens. John Barrasso (R-WY) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) today led bipartisan legislation that would repeal Section 526 of EISA, which limits the Federal government’s ability, including that of the U.S. military, to purchase fuel produced from oil sands. In addition, Rep. Bill Flores (R-TX) successfully amended the FY 2014 House Department of Homeland Security Appropriations  bill (H.R. 2217) to address the adverse impacts of Section 526. The Flores amendment would prevent the availability of funds to enforce Section 526.

“AFPM commends Sens. Barrasso and Manchin and Rep. Flores for their leadership in correcting a provision that could potentially undermine national security.”


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