HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 168
(By Delegates Ferro Ambler, Anderson, Andes, Arvon, Azinger, Barill, Barrett, Boggs, Campbell, Canterbury, Cooper, Craig, Diserio, Eldridge, Ellington, Evans, A., Faircloth, Ferns, Folk, Gearheart, Hamrick, Hartman, Howell, Jones, Lawrence, Marcum, Marshall, Miller, Moye, Nelson, J., O'Neal, Pasdon, Paxton, Perry, Phillips, R., Poling, D., Poore, Raines, Romine, Rowan, Skaff, Skinner, Smith, R., Sobonya, Sponaugle, Staggers, Stephens, Storch, Stowers, Sumner, Swartzmiller, Walker, Walters, Wells and Williams)
Urging Congress to update the Renewable Fuel Standard to allow a broader range of domestic fuel sources, such as natural gas and coal, to be used to make liquid ethanol.
Whereas, The United States needs a balanced and sensible domestic energy policy; and
Whereas, Reducing dependence on foreign oil is not only a matter of national security but a significant opportunity to enhance economic prosperity and job growth in West Virginia; and
Whereas, Today there are multiple routes to ethanol, including traditional fossil fuels such as natural gas and coal which are plentiful in West Virginia and several other states in the country; and
Whereas, West Virginia is committed to being a leader in development of a sustainable national energy policy; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Legislature of West Virginia urges Congress to pass legislation that promotes growth of domestic alternative fuel sources and reduces dependence on foreign oil; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the Senate is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to members of the United States Senate representing West Virginia, to members of the West Virginia Congressional delegation; to the President of the United States Senate; and to the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.