Growth Energy, the American Coalition for Ethanol, the American Farm Bureau Federation, the Renewable Fuels Association, the National Corn Growers Association, National Farmers Union and National Sorghum Producers have sent a letter to all 100 U.S. Senators urging them to defeat any efforts that would damage the American ethanol industry’s growth. The groups urged the Senators to oppose any efforts that would block the Administration from implementing policies that would reduce our dependence on foreign oil, create jobs and strengthen our national security. In their letter, the groups wrote, – American ethanol is uniquely positioned to help America achieve energy independence. Domestic ethanol production has been and is currently a major force in the revitalization of rural America by helping to create green jobs and by stimulating economic activity in rural communities. This week, the U.S. Senate is scheduled to consider a Continuing Resolution that includes provisions that would prevent the EPA from implementing its approved waiver for E15 ethanol blends in America’s fuel supply, and prohibit construction of blender pumps and ethanol storage facilities. The groups believe both measures would deepen our addiction to foreign oil and further hurt our economy by limiting consumer access to the only commercially viable fuel alternative to foreign oil: American ethanol.