HOUSE JOINT MEMORIAL 4010
State of Washington 52nd Legislature 1991 Regular Session
By Representatives R. Fisher, Schmidt, Cooper, Wilson, R. Meyers, Prentice, Wood, Heavey, Chandler, R. Johnson, Forner, P. Johnson, Mitchell, Brough, Haugen, Zellinsky, Jones, Kremen, Cantwell, Phillips, Nealey, Paris, Bray, Rayburn, Nelson and Anderson.
Read first time February 14, 1991. Referred to Committee on Energy & Utilities.
TO THE HONORABLE GEORGE BUSH, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, AND TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, AND TO THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED STATES, IN CONGRESS ASSEMBLED:
We, your Memorialists, the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Washington, in legislative session assembled, respectfully represent and petition as follows:
WHEREAS, The nation's transportation system, the trade deficit, our national security, American jobs, and our economy are tied so closely to adequate and stable supplies of petroleum; and
WHEREAS, Imports of foreign oil now hover at the fifty percent level, while domestic production continues to decline; and
WHEREAS, Recent developments in the Middle East again point up the United States' vulnerability to, and the potential for, supply disruptions due to the unstable nature of this volatile region; and
WHEREAS, Many domestic energy problems could be avoided through the development of a sound national energy policy;
NOW, THEREFORE, Your Memorialists respectfully pray that Congress actively pursue enactment of a "national energy policy" designed to preserve and enhance the ability of the nation to find and produce domestic oil and gas; and that provisions be included for taxing various alternative fuels developed for use in motor vehicles in order to continue to provide adequate funding for the nation's highway program.
BE IT RESOLVED, That copies of this Memorial be immediately sent to the Honorable George Bush, President of the United States, the President of the United States Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and each member of Congress from the State of Washington.