2013 - 2014 LEGISLATURE
March 26, 2014 - Introduced by Senators Farrow, Carpenter, Vukmir, Kedzie, L.
and Lazich, cosponsored by Representatives Neylon, Nass,
LeMahieu, Tittl, Jacque, Williams, Pridemore, Brooks, Mursau, Kooyenga,
Murphy, Knodl and Murtha. Referred to Committee on Senate Organization.
SJR90,1,1 1Relating to: ethanol-blended gasoline.
SJR90,1,42 Whereas, the Renewable Fuel Standard is a program developed by the U.S.
3Environmental Protection Agency to regulate and require that transportation fuel
4sold in the United States contain a minimum volume of renewable fuel; and
SJR90,1,85 Whereas, while 10 percent ethanol blends have become standard at most gas
6stations across the country, the Environmental Protection Agency, along with
7ethanol producers, continues to push for E-15, a 15 percent ethanol blend, despite
8the warnings of auto and engine manufacturers around the world; and
SJR90,1,119 Whereas, Wisconsin's small engine manufacturers like Mercury Marine and
10Briggs & Stratton warn that E-15 can cause severe damage to engines that power
11lawnmowers, chainsaws, snowmobiles, motorcycles, fishing boats and jet skis; and
SJR90,1,1512 Whereas, auto and motorcycle manufacturers have gone so far as to include
13E-15 warning labels on gas caps and owner's manuals to indicate that many engines
14were not designed for increased ethanol content and damage could occur that would
15nullify manufacturer warranties; and
1Whereas, the American Automobile Association says the Environmental
2Protection Agency and gasoline retailers should halt the sale of E-15 and warns that
3just 12 million out of more than 240 million cars, trucks, SUVs, and motorcycles in
4use today have manufacturer approval for E-15; now, therefore, be it
SJR90,2,7 5Resolved by the senate, the assembly concurring, That the members of the
6Wisconsin legislature urge Congress to pass H.R. 875 to scientifically determine the
7effects that E-15 will have on internal combustion engines of all types.
SJR90,2,88 (End)