March 10, 2010

Washington, D.C. – The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) has joined a broad industry coalition in submitting a letter to members of the Senate in support of S.J. Res. 26, a resolution introduced by Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), designed to revoke the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) authority to regulate greenhouse gases (GHGs) under the Clean Air Act. TFI President Ford B. West released the following statement:

“TFI believes that conceding EPA’s authority to regulate GHGs would set a negative precedent for policy making, directly allowing the agency to override explicit statutory language defining what a major source is.

The nation will continue to debate policy decisions regarding climate change and we believe that these discussions should take place in the U.S. Congress. We are pleased to see that S.J. Res. 26 is already receiving so much bipartisan support and strongly urge all Senators to vote in favor of the resolution.”

About the Fertilizer Institute

The Fertilizer Institute represents the nation’s fertilizer industry. Producers, wholesalers, retailers and trading firms which comprise its membership are served by a full time Washington, D.C., staff in various legislative, educational and technical areas as well as with information and public relations programs.