Introduced Version






HOUSE

RESOLUTION No. ___




Introduced by: Friend, Pearson


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    A HOUSE RESOLUTION supporting education of the use of higher blends of ethanol in non-flex fuel vehicles and encouraging the United States Environmental Protection Agency to authorize the use of higher blends of ethanol in non- flex fuel vehicles pursuant to a waiver under the federal Clean Air Act.

    Whereas, The 2007 federal Energy Bill require the increased use of ethanol, a requirement that could be addressed through the use of higher ethanol blends, such as E15, E20 and E30, in non-flex fuel vehicles;

    Whereas, The United States Environmental Protection Agency has the authority to authorize the use of higher blends


of ethanol in non-flex vehicles pursuant to the federal Clean Air Act;

    Whereas, Studies have shown that non-flex fuel vehicles can run safely using higher blends of ethanol;

    Whereas, Numerous studies have shown favorable emissions data through the use of higher blends of ethanol in comparison with unleaded gasoline;
            
    Whereas, Indiana is one of the leading states in the production of ethanol and higher blends of ethanol will increase the use of Indiana-produced ethanol;

    Whereas, in a recent study, an increase in ethanol blend from 10% to 15% would have a combined direct and secondary annual economic impact to the state of Indiana of $607 million dollars; and

    Whereas, in this same study, an increase in ethanol blend from 10% to 15% would have a combined direct and secondary annual employment impact to the state of Indiana of 3,409 full- time jobs: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the

General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

                        
    SECTION 1. That the Indiana House of Representatives supports education of the use of higher blends of ethanol in non-flex fuel vehicles given numerous studies and data that support the use of higher blends in non-flex fuel vehicles and, as such, encourages the United States Environmental Protection Agency to authorize the use of higher blends of ethanol in non-flex fuel vehicles.
    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit a copy of this resolution to the Indiana Congressional delegation and the administrator of the united States Environmental Protection Agency.





RR 4505/DI lc

2009


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