Dear ABO Colleague –
We have been made aware that the U.S. House 2012 Farm Bill will likely strip out the Energy Programs. These are critical funding and support programs for bioenergy and in particular, algae.
With this turn of events, we are asking for your support. Please contact your Congressional members this week, in the House and the Senate, and ask for their support of inclusion of a strong Energy Title in the 2012 Farm Bill. The timing of this is critical as the House has just scheduled hearings from late April to mid-May to provide testimony and mark-up of the Bill. You can download a current version here. (PDF)
We have provided links to two sample letters you can customize and send to your Congressional representatives:
Sample letter to the Senate (Word doc)
Sample letter to the House (Word doc)
In addition, we have created a database (Excel file) matching you with your Congressional member as well as the key staffer you should copy with any letters.
Your assistance and support of this effort is critical. If you have any questions, please call me.