Senator Amy Klobuchar has received the 2011 Fueling Growth Award for her dedication and support of domestic, renewable fuels. The award was presented at the Growth Energy’s annual legislative conference. Klobuchar is the first person to receive this award.
Klobuchar says “If we want to achieve energy independence and better prices at the pump, we need to move away from the vicious cycle of spiking gas prices and towards developing homegrown energy right here in America, and Biofuels must be a part of our energy agenda, and I’m not going to stop working to protect the largest and most effective alternative to oil that America has to offer.”
Klobuchar is a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee and is chairman of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Competitiveness, Innovation, and Export Promotion. A press release states Klobuchar worked closely with House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson to pass a Farm Bill that made farm programs more efficient and accountable, expanded the market for biofuels, and strengthened the safety net for farmers and rural communities that support thousands of jobs in every corner of Minnesota.