Tangipahoa Parish Passes Ethanol Free Gas Resolution
The Tangipahoa Parish Council passed a resolution in late June asking their US and Louisiana Congressional Delegations for help in getting Louisiana Refineries to produce ethanol FREE gas. They also sent the resolution to all other 63 Parish government heads in July urging them to pass a similar resolution.
I urge readers to contact your Parish Council or Police Juror representative and ask them to introduce and pass a similar resolution and send it to their Parish's US and Louisiana Congressional delegations. If all 64 Parishes in the State do it, it might, just might get some attention.
Here's the Tangipahoa Parish resolution:
T.P. RESOLUTION R11-23
Resolution of Tangipahoa Parish Council in Support of Allowing Choice of Non-Ethanol and Ethanol Gasoline
WHEREAS, the need for conventional gasoline (non-ethanol blend) is vital to the effective operation of older water crafts, motor vehicles and lawn and garden equipment.
WHEREAS, Tangipahoa and numerous other parishes in our great state have numerous waterways with large amounts of older recreational and leisure watercrafts that use these waterways.
WHEREAS, a great number of our residents work in the lawn care and landscaping industry and have older power equipment.
WHEREAS, ethanol gasoline in many cases can be harmful to the operation of these older outboard engines, power equipment and older underground storage tanks, in turn putting an undue hardship on small family owned businesses and consumers.
THEN, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Tangipahoa Parish Council petitions our United States Congressional Delegation to work to have non-ethanol gasoline available at our refinery throughout the state giving small business owners and consumers a choice between conventional gasoline and ethanol gasoline at a competitive price.
WHEREAS this Resolution shall become effective immediately upon signature of the Parish President.
On motion by Mr. Bruno and seconded by Mr. Muscarello, the foregoing resolution was hereby declared adopted on this the 27th day of June, 2011 by the following roll-call vote:
YEAS: 9 (Tolar, Rick, Bruno, Muscarello, Bankston, Wells, Notariano, Edwards, Cortez)
NOT VOTING: 1 (Petitto)
S/Carla Tate, Clerk of Council S/Thomas M. Tolar, Chairman
Tangipahoa Parish Council Tangipahoa Parish Council
S/Gordon A. Burgess, President