In a recent letter to US Lawmakers on the House and Senate Agriculture Committees, Clean Energy States Alliance Executive Director Mark Sinclair expressed support for continued energy-related programs such as the Energy Title of the 2088 Farm, Conservation, and Energy Act:

"In calling for continued Farm Bill support for clean energy, we fully recognize the significant budgetary constraints facing federal policymakers. We also understand that the deficit reduction effort will require considerable belt-tightening by many sectors of the federal government, including agriculture.  However, as the House and Senate Agriculture Committees engage with members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction and establish policy priorities within the next Farm Bill, we urge you to ensure that the Energy Title is preserved and receives robust funding if we are to tap the economic potential that rural clean energy represents for the nation."

To read the October 31, 2011 letter, click here.