Join us for a dynamic session featuring a diverse panel from the three key U.S. regions! They will share their innovative approaches to legislative efforts promoting biodiesel, renewable diesel, and sustainable aviation fuel. We’ll explore the collaborative efforts with the marine industry in Michigan, the Environmental Justice engagements and the crucial work underway to gain support from organizations shaping low-carbon fuel programs in the Northeast, and on the West Coast, see how the industry is in the driver’s seat for carbon reduction in three prominent states. Don't miss this insightful exploration of cross-industry and cross-country collaboration driving a cleaner, greener future.
Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition
Antoine Thompson is a nationally recognized leader for environmental justice, green business, housing, diversity and urban policy. He serves as Executive Director of the Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition, a public-private partnership that promotes the use of clean, American transportation fuels for homeland security, improved air quality, environment justice, diversity and inclusion. A native of Buffalo, New York, he is a former New York state senator. He is the former Executive Director of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers, the oldest organization of African American real estate professionals in the U.S. Thompson is a graduate of State University of New York – Brockport with a dual bachelors’ degree in History and African and Afro-American Studies, and received an Honorary Doctorate of Laws Degree from Medaille College.
Director of State Governmental Affairs
Jeff Earl serves as the Director of State Governmental Affairs for Clean Fuels Alliance America from Jefferson City, Missouri. In this capacity, he manages a team of professionals responsible for governmental affairs and stakeholder education in all 50 states. Earl engages in technical analysis of issues associated with biodiesel and represent the interests of Clean Fuels Alliance America’s members to state regulatory bodies, legislatures and environmental organizations.
Earl comes to Clean Fuels Alliance America from the Office of Missouri Governor, where he held the position of legislative director. Previously, he served in leadership positions with the Department of Corrections and Office of the State Auditor. Earl holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and mass communications from Southeast Missouri State University.