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Agreed to Senate (09/24/2008)


110th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. RES. 665

Designating October 3, 2008, as “National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day”.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
September 18 (legislative day, September 17), 2008

Mr. Byrd (for himself, Mr. Bayh, Mr. Biden, Mr. Bingaman, Ms. Cantwell, Mr. Dodd, Mr. Dorgan, Mr. Durbin, Mrs. Feinstein, Mr. Kerry, Mr. Lieberman, Mr. Nelson of Nebraska, Mr. Pryor, Mr. Reid, Mr. Rockefeller, Mr. Salazar, Ms. Stabenow, Mr. Wyden, Mr. Burr, Mr. Domenici, Mr. Ensign, Mr. Hagel, Mr. Lugar, Mr. Grassley, Mrs. Lincoln, Mr. Thune, and Mr. Levin) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

September 24 (legislative day, September 17), 2008

Committee discharged; considered and agreed to


RESOLUTION

Designating October 3, 2008, as “National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day”.

Whereas the United States should reduce the dependence of the Nation on foreign oil and enhance the energy security of the Nation by creating a transportation sector that is less dependent on oil;

Whereas the United States should improve the air quality of the Nation by reducing emissions from the millions of motor vehicles that operate in the United States;

Whereas the United States should foster national expertise and technological advancement in cleaner, more energy-efficient alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles;

Whereas a robust domestic industry for alternative fuels and alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles will create jobs and increase the competitiveness of the United States in the international community;

Whereas the people of the United States need more options for clean and energy-efficient transportation;

Whereas the mainstream adoption of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles will produce benefits at the local, national, and international levels;

Whereas consumers and businesses require a better understanding of the benefits of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles;

Whereas first responders require proper and comprehensive training to become fully prepared for any precautionary measures that they may need to take during incidents and extrications that involve alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles;

Whereas the Federal Government can lead the way toward a cleaner and more efficient transportation sector by choosing alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles for the fleets of the Federal Government; and

Whereas Federal support for the adoption of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles can accelerate greater energy independence for the United States, improve the environmental security of the Nation, and address global climate change: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Senate—

(1) designates October 3, 2008, as “National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day”;

(2) proclaims National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day as a day to promote programs and activities that will lead to the greater use of cleaner, more efficient transportation that uses new sources of energy; and

(3) urges Americans—

(A) to increase the personal and commercial use of cleaner and energy-efficient alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles;

(B) to promote public sector adoption of cleaner and energy-efficient alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles; and

(C) to encourage the enactment of Federal policies to reduce the dependence of the United States on foreign oil through the advancement and adoption of alternative, advanced, and emerging vehicle and fuel technologies.