Smith Receives Fueling Growth Award for Support of Ethanol
Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) has received the 2015 Fueling Growth Award for his leadership in supporting domestic energy production and the ethanol industry. The award was presented by Growth Energy.
“Ethanol provides consumers in Nebraska and across America with a competitive alternative,” Smith said. “In April, I introduced H.R. 1736 to expand consumer choice at the fuel pump by extending to E15 the same waiver from EPA volatility standards already granted to E10, allowing both blends of ethanol to be sold year-round. I am honored to be recognized by Growth Energy as a leading advocate for biofuels and will continue working to advance domestic energy production in Nebraska and nationwide.”
In presenting the award, Tom Buis, co-chairman of Growth Energy, said, “Representative Smith has been a long-time champion for the ethanol industry. He has always worked to ensure sound federal policies are in place to ensure the growth of the industry. He understands the importance renewable fuels add to our energy security. Furthermore, Representative Smith understands the importance of consumer choice and savings at the pump. His tenure in Congress has been one that has helped the industry grow and thrive, and we are grateful for his continued and unwavering support.”