Representative Kristi Noem (R-SD) has received a the “Fueling Growth” award for her leadership in supporting domestic energy production and pursuing energy independence through the production and use of ethanol. The award was given by Growth Energy and this is the third year she has been honored with the award. Rep. Noem was re-elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012 and currently serves on the Agriculture Committee and House Armed Services Committee.
“Ethanol has helped lower costs at the pump, produced thousands of jobs in South Dakota and is crucial to our pursuit of an all-of-the-above American energy plan,” said Rep. Noem. “I am honored to receive this award and will continue to support ethanol and our journey to reduce our nation’s dependence on foreign oil.”
Jeff Broin, Growth Energy co-chair and POET founder and Executive Chairman of the Board, added, “In a year when the oil industry is coming after renewable fuel like never before, Rep. Noem’s support has been invaluable. She is a staunch advocate for biofuels and the role they play in supporting South Dakota’s economy, saving drivers money at the pump and lowering our dependence on foreign oil.”