Piper Cherokee Six

Piper Cherokee Six
These aircraft MUST use 100 Octane Low Lead fuel

Friday, April 30, 2010

U.S. Senator from Alaska Comments on EPA AvGas Issue

Washington, D.C.-(April 30, 2010)--Senator Lisa Murkowski, R-AK has commented on the EPA's lack of concern for Alaskans by issuing an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rule Making for public comment. The EPA may possibly ban 100 Low Lead aviation fuel in Alaska should there be support for this nationwide.
Speaking from Washington D.C. today the senator stated:
"For a state like Alaska where general aviation is so vital, this rule change is especially troubling, since the practical benefits on our State’s air quality are so unproven. It would certainly be better if EPA conducted an Alaska specific air quality study before imposing a fuel rule that could have a real negative impact, especially given the age and the wide variety of engines used in general aviation in the State," said Murkowski."This is just another example where EPA is pushing a one-size-fits-all solution to an issue that might not even be a problem in Alaska without understanding the real economic impacts on Alaskans. Flying in Alaska is a necessity for many, something this proposed rule clearly doesn’t consider.”The statement comes before the opening of the 2010 Alaska Airmen's Association Trade Show and Convention which is host to over 21,000 people interested in Alaska's Aviation industry.

1 comment:

Lars Gleitsmann said...

Quoting Chad Padgett:

" Hi Lars,
I have been extremely busy with all the travel and follow up with Congressman Young the past couple of weeks. However, I wanted to update you on the progress of what the Congressman has been doing since our meeting.
First, the Congressman is very cognizant of the situation and has been using this situation in his speeches around the State to exemplify how “out of control” agencies such as the EPA have become.
Second, the Congressman met with Governor Parnell last week and asked that the Attorney General sue the EPA over the issue. I am working with the Governor’s Chief of Staff to get the information put together so the A.G. can review it........
......These are the things we are working on for now. They may not come quickly but I can assure you, we will be fighting hard against this. Hope this helps, feel free to share.

Chad B. Padgett
State Director
Office of Congressman Don Young
510 L Street, Suite 580
Anchorage, Alaska 99501
Ph -907-271-5978; Fax 907-271-5950
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