An ethanol advocacy organization has singled out Rep. Kristi Noem, R-S.D., for supporting ethanol in Congress.
Growth Energy gave Noem its "Fueling Growth" award. The organization said it represented its gratitude for "the leadership and wisdom of Rep. Noem."
Noem said ethanol benefits South Dakota's economy.
"I will continue to support ethanol as part of an all-of-the-above plan for American energy independence," Noem said in a prepared statement.