Kim Bertz lives in rural Missouri and is a wife, mother and farm wife who has worked for Novozymes for nine years. She recently testified at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hearing on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and noted that as both a farmer and consumer, she understands first-hand the widespread benefits the RFS provides.
Bertz stated during her testimony, “I’m here appealing for you to comply with the Renewable Fuel Standard (#RFS) as prescribed by the law. Your work is a responsibility to do what is right for our nation and for its future generations.
Fuel is the lifeblood of this resource rich nation enabling development, production of goods, services, people and industry to move about and across its borders. However, as America grows we need to increase our own inner strength and sustainability. We need to become less dependent on foreign countries.
I fully support the RFS compliance because increasing domestic renewable fuels leads to greater national security, more American jobs, lower greenhouse gas emissions, and can further incent, broader, further reaching investment that enable the opportunities I describe above, giving our nation the much needed strength and ability to survive.”
Listen to Kim Bertz’s testimony here: Kim Bertz, Novozymes, testimony at EPA hearing