U.S. Congressman John Salazar, (R)-Colorado, introduced a bill in the house Frida, one he says will help make agriculture the backbone of our energy supply. It's being called the 10 by 10 plan. Salazar had been working on legislation to require a ten percent blend of renewable fuel in all gasoline sold in America.
The representative says his bill would encourage the development of renewable resources in the United States so that America is not dependent on other countries for oil. An immediate impact would be to develop ethanol plants in the United States over the entire landscape so that Hurricane Katrina and other natural disasters will not affect the landscape.
Salazar believes that agriculture is the backbone of the economy in rural Colorado and can be the backbone of our energy supply, as well.
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