West Virginia Resolution Urges EPA to Revoke E15 Program


West Virginia Delegate Gary Howell (Gary.Howell@WVHouse.gov) has introduced a concurrent resolution (HCR 32) urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to revoke its decision to allow the sale of gasoline with fifteen percent ethanol (E15) until there is clear and convincing scientific evidence that El5 does not pose a risk to any gasoline-powered vehicle or equipment.

We Urge You to Contact Members of the West Virginia House Rules Committee (List Below) Immediately to Request Support for HCR 32

  • HCR 32 recognizes that ethanol increases water formation which can then create formic acid and corrode metals, plastics and rubber, especially over a period of time when the vehicle is not used.  Current high performance specialty parts along with the pre-2001 cars and parts may be most susceptible to corrosion.
  • HCR 32 estimates that there are 74 million pre-2001 motor vehicles in the marketplace that may be mis-fueled with E15.  Approximately 517,000 motor vehicles currently in West Virginia are from the pre-2001 era.
  • HCR 32 warns that the life span of these vehicles and equipment can be dramatically reduced with the wrong fuel and the 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 the West Virginia House Rules Committee members to request support for HCR 32.  Please e-mail a copy of your letter to Steve McDonald at stevem@sema.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. 

West Virginia House Rules Committee

To e-mail all Rules Committee members, copy and paste the email address block below:

speaker.thompson@frontier.com; brent.boggs@wvhouse.gov; mike.caputo@wvhouse.gov; charlene.marshall@wvhouse.gov; tim.miley@wvhouse.gov; delegatejim@aol.com; brady.paxton@wvhouse.gov; mary.poling@wvhouse.gov; rswartzmiller@gmail.com; hkwhite@wvhouse.gov; bill.anderson@wvhouse.gov; armstead@wvhouse.gov; bob.ashley@wvhouse.gov; daryl.cowles@wvhouse.gov; patrick.lane@wvhouse.gov; john@overington.com; kelli.sobonya@wvhouse.gov; linda.sumner@wvhouse.gov

Delegate Rick Thompson (Chair)
Phone: (304) 340-3210
Delegate Brent Boggs
Phone: (304) 340-3220
Delegate Mike Caputo
Phone: (304) 340-3249
Delegate Charlene Marshall
Phone: (304) 340-3900
Delegate Tim Miley
Phone: (304) 340-3252
Delegate Joe Morgan
Phone: (304) 340-3192
Delegate Brady Paxton
Phone: (304) 340-3146
Delegate Mary Poling
Phone: (304) 340-3265
Delegate Randy Swartzmiller
Phone: (304) 340-3138
Delegate Harry Keith White
Phone: (304) 340-3230
Delegate Bill Anderson
Phone: (304) 340-3168
Delegate Tim Armstead
Phone: (304) 340-3240
Delegate Bob Ashley
Phone: (304) 340-3185
Delegate Daryl Cowles
Phone: (304) 340-3177
Delegate Patrick Lane
Phone: (304) 340-3275
Delegate John Overington
Phone: (304) 340-3148
Delegate Kelli Sobonya
Phone: (304) 340-3175
Delegate Linda Sumner
Phone: (304) 340-3180