President Joe Biden’s electric vehicle push has encouraged the US oil industry to seek an alliance with corn and biofuel producers in an effort to ensure that there is a future for the internal combustion engine. The US oil industry wants to work with corn and biofuel producers to lobby against Biden’s push for EV adoption in the country.
An oil refining group called The American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) has tried to contact state and national representatives of corn and biofuel industries recently to gain support for a policy that would reduce the carbon emissions of fuel, reported Reuters. Earlier this month, some members of AFPM met with corn and biofuel industry lobbyists, and another meeting in February may be in the works.
“We weren’t born yesterday and we’re not going to let the oil industry play us like a fiddle,” said Geoff Cooper, head of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). “They have a long history of pushing surrogates and proxies to the microphone to do their dirty work and we’re not interested in that.”