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Holly Alfano joined NATSO in April 2007, and represents the association’s interests on Capitol Hill covering petroleum, transportation and tax issues. Before joining NATSO, Alfano had worked on behalf of the petroleum industry for 16 years, first as executive director of the Louisiana Oil Marketers and Convenience Store Association, and then as vice president of the Petroleum Marketers Association of America.

Items contributed by NATSO

  • President's Transportation Bill Seeks to Expand Tolling, Rest Area Activities

    The Obama Administration unveiled transportation legislation this week that would boost revenues for the dwindling Highway Trust Fund through corporate tax reform in conjunction with expanded tolling of existing interstates and private infrastructure financing.

  • NATSO Opposes Biodiesel Production Tax Credit

    NATSO opposes legislation introduced by Senators Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) to move the biodiesel tax credit away from blenders to biodiesel producers.

  • NATSO Asks FHWA Not to Allow Charging Stations, Natural Gas at Rest Areas

    NATSO has asked the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to revise a provision that would allow a state government to establish electric vehicle charging stations or natural gas vehicle refueling stations in the right of way of the Interstate System.

  • New Group Combating Tolls on Existing Interstates

    The Alliance for Toll-Free Interstates (ATFI), a newly formed group supported by NATSO, has begun aggressively recruiting members and educating the public about the negative consequences of tolling existing interstates. As Congress, state, and local governments struggle to find money to fund transportation infrastructure projects, many elected officials are turning to the idea of placing tolls on existing interstates to generate more revenue for roads.

  • EPA Announces 2013 RFS; Intentions to Address Blend Wall

    In making the announcement of its final renewable fuel volumes for 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) also announced its intention to propose to use "its flexibilities in the RFS statute to reduce both the advanced biofuel and total renewable volumes" in its upcoming 2014 RFS volume requirement.

  • "Fiscal Cliff" Legislation Includes Biodiesel Tax Credit

    The House and Senate passed legislation Tuesday designed to avert the so-called fiscal cliff, a combination of tax increases for individuals and cuts to government spending. The legislation overwhelmingly passed the Senate, 89-8, and passed the House 257-167, with 85 Republicans voting in favor of the legislation.

  • Tolling, Commercialization, Swipe Fees: NATSO Responds to Challenges in 2012

    If there was ever a year when NATSO was challenged on all of its major issues, it was 2012. NATSO's top issues--rest area commercialization, tolling and credit card swipe fees--were all in play throughout the year, with a big test early in the year on the rest area commercialization issue. And though we passed the test, there is always more to be done. But NATSO moves into 2013 with optimism and momentum in a positive direction, committed to continue protecting the interests of Interstate-based businesses.

  • Worldwide Supply and Demand Indicate Higher Fuel Prices for 2011

    Worldwide supply and demand indicate higher fuel prices in 2011.

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