URGENT LEGISLATIVE ALERT (UPDATE)
Pennsylvania Bill to Eliminate Ethanol Requirement in Gasoline Approved by House; Moves to Senate
Legislation (H.B. 471) to remove the requirement that gasoline offered for sale in the state contain a percentage of ethanol was approved by an overwhelming margin in the House of Representatives and will now be sent to the Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee for consideration. Currently, the state requires that “All gasoline sold or offered for sale to ultimate consumers in this Commonwealth must contain at least 10% cellulosic ethanol by volume . . .” .
Please Contact All Members of the Pennsylvania Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (List Below) Immediately to Request Support for H.B. 471
- H.B. 471 recognizes that ethanol fuels cause problems with fuel pumps, fuel gauges, as well as other engine performance issues, especially over a period of time when the vehicle is not used. Current high performance specialty parts along with pre-model year 2001 cars and parts may be most susceptible to corrosion.
- H.B. 471 acknowledges that ethanol has been shown to decrease fuel mileage.
- H.B. 471 recognizes that the life span of vehicles and equipment can be dramatically reduced with the wrong fuel and that owners could be confronted with break downs. Anti-corrosion additives are available for each purchase of gasoline but can become expensive, burdensome and require consumer education.
DON’T DELAY! Please contact all Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee members to request support for H.B. 471.
Please e-mail a copy of your letter to Steve McDonald at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, please forward this Alert to your fellow car enthusiasts. Urge them to join the SAN and help defend the hobby! Thank you for your assistance.
Pennsylvania Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee
Senator Gene Yaw - Majority Chairman
Phone: (717) 787-3280
Senator John Yudichak - Minority Chairman
Phone: (717) 787-7105
Senator Camera Bartolotta
Phone: (717) 787-1463
Senator Joseph Scarnati III
Phone: (717) 787-7084
Senator Elder Vogel Jr.
Phone: (717) 787-3076
Senator Kim Ward
Phone: (717) 787-6063
Senator Donald White
Phone: (717) 787-8724
Senator John Blake
Phone: (717) 787-6481
Senator Andrew Dinniman
Phone: (717) 787-5544
Senator Daylin Leach
Phone: (717) 787-5544
Senator Scott Hutchison
Phone: (717) 787-9684