In a recent article addressing rising gas prices, Rep. Noem noted that the President and his bad federal policies have added to the pain at the pump. At the same time however, Noem makes a good point that not only is ethanol good for South Dakota, South Dakota’s ethanol is good for the country.From Rep. Kristi Noem via The Daily Republic
South Dakota is playing an increasingly pivotal role in easing prices at the pump. Earlier this week, the EPA approved blending up to a 15 percent ethanol (E15) with gasoline. Previously, the standard was 10 percent. It is estimated that E15 could reduce the costs of a gallon of gas by up to 15 cents. As a leader in ethanol production, South Dakota has a lot to gain from this decision – which is good for our farmers, our local economies and every vehicle owner and family.
As an experienced farmer, I know firsthand what a beneficial role this fuel can provide to moving us toward energy independence, which will take an all-of-the-above American energy approach. I continue to support ethanol and expanded oil and gas production key players in helping us take advantage of our vast domestic resources to boost energy production, create jobs and lower costs for hardworking Americans.