U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes issued the following statement on the U.S. Energy Department plan to increase production of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF):

“Investing in and expanding production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) is critical for the future growth of travel. We shouldn’t be in a position where we have to choose between seeing the amazing things this country and our world have to offer and saving the planet—both are possible. Travel industry leaders, working with government officials, can help to accelerate sustainability focused travel options and we support this effort to make the availability of sustainable aviation fuels a reality.”


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Greg Staley

Senior Vice President, Communications

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