NEFI Launches Federal Political Action Committee (PAC)
The industry's first-ever dedicated federal PAC will focus on energy and environmental security through renewable fuels, efficiency and innovation.
The National Energy & Fuels Institute (NEFI) is excited to announce the official launch of our new federal Political Action Committee (PAC), the "Greener Heating Fuels PAC". This is the first federal PAC in history formed exclusively by and for the U.S. liquid heating fuel industry.
The Greener Heating Fuels PAC will support candidates for federal office who recognize the importance of our industry and its efforts to enhance U.S. energy security and reduce emissions through deployment of renewable fuels, more efficient heating systems, and technological innovation. The PAC empowers liquid heating fuel professionals and our allies to help create a better future for our industry by supporting political candidates who share this vision.
"Our industry has never had a federal PAC of its own until now," said Greener Heating Fuels PAC Chair Scott MacFarlane of MacFarlane Energy. "Creation of this PAC and enhancing our voice in Washington were driving forces behind NEFI's decision to officially become a national organization. I am excited to see our federal PAC up and running at this most important juncture in our industry's history."
"I'm very pleased to have been a part of establishing this PAC for NEFI's federal issues," added Greener Heating Fuels PAC Vice Chairman Mike Estes of Estes Oil & Propane. "It will empower us to recognize senators, representatives and candidates for office who support our march toward a new renewable future."
How is this different from the NEFI Advocacy Fund?
Advocacy Fund contributions are donations from businesses in support of NEFI's legislative and regulatory advocacy efforts, compliance and education programs, and related expenses including staffing needs. PAC donations are personal donations that support candidates for federal office who understand the needs of NEFI members and their customers. These donations are not tax deductible.
How do I get involved?
Per federal law, NEFI member companies that wish to join and receive communications from the PAC must first sign an authorization form (link below). This form must be signed and returned via fax, mail, or in-person before the Greener Heating Fuels PAC can accept donations.
Federal law requires the Greener Heating Fuels PAC to obtain written authorization from corporate members of the National Energy and Fuels Institute, Inc. (NEFI) before it solicits their stockholders, executive and administrative personnel, or other qualified employees for financial contributions. NEFI members may refuse to authorize financial solicitations without fear of reprisal. Because federal law prohibits a PAC from soliciting the general public, only the restricted class of persons associated with NEFI is permitted access to the PAC website's contribution page. The Greener Heating Fuels PAC only accepts voluntary personal contributions, is not a "Super PAC," and does not accept corporate donations or contributions from unlawful residents or foreign nationals. The PAC and all related contributions are subject to the prohibitions and limitations of the Federal Election Campaign Act and Federal Election Commission (FEC) regulations. Visit fec.gov for more information.