Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California
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Congressional Algae Caucus

Congressional Algae Caucus Launch

Launch of the Congressional Algae Caucus (10-23-13)

FOUNDED: October 23rd, 2013

COCHAIRS: Matt Salmon & Scott Peters

OVERVIEW: The Congressional Algae Caucus, founded October 23, 2013, by Congressman Scott Peters (D-CA) and Congressman Matt Salmon (R-AZ) is an effort to inform members and staff about the potential benefits of algae.

With new production facilities planned or operating around the U.S., the algae industry is rapidly emerging as an opportunity to address many of the energy, food, economic, and environmental challenges facing the world today. Algae has the power to simultaneously put fuels in vehicles, recycle CO2, provide nutrition for animals and people and create jobs for millions of Americans without harmful impacts on freshwater supplies or valuable agricultural land.

MEMBERS:

Co-Chairs:

  • Rep. Matt Salmon (R AZ-05)
  • Rep. Scott Peters (D CA-52)

General Members:

  • Rep. Jackie Speier (D CA-14)
  • Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D HI-02)
  • Rep. Tom Latham (R IA-03)
  • Rep. Trey Radel (R FL-19)
  • Rep. Louise Slaughter (D NY-25)
  • Rep. Tim Walz (D MN-01)
  • Rep. Jared Polis (D CO-02)
  • Rep. Alcee Hastings (D FL-20)
  • Rep. Ben Ray Lujan (D NM-02)
  • Rep. Susan Davis (D CA-53)
  • Rep. David Cicilline (D RI-01)
  • Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D CO-07)
  • Rep. Duncan Hunter (R CA-52)
  • Rep. Steve Cohen (D TN-09)
  • Rep. Stephen Fincher (R TN-08)

MORE INFORMATION:

http://algae.ucsd.edu/

www.allaboutalgae.com

NEWS:

http://www.biomassmagazine.com/articles/9613/congressional-caucus-formed-to-support-algae-industry

http://www.kpbs.org/news/2013/oct/23/congress-takes-notice-of-algae-production-in-san/

http://www.bio.org/media/press-release/bio-commends-congressional-members-re-launch-congressional-algae-caucus

http://scottpeters.house.gov/media-center/in-the-news/e-e-greenwire-algae-industry-looks-to-step-up-advocacy-efforts-with-rebirth

http://scottpeters.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/reps-peters-salmon-establish-congressional-algae-caucus

http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/algae-biomass-organization-applauds-reps-scott-peters-matt-salmon-as-new-chairs-congressional-1844053.htm