New York, NY In Support of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

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Type: Resolution

Status: Introduced on 1/30/08 and referred to committee

Source File: http://webdocs.nyccouncil.info/textfiles/Res%201223-2008.htm?CFID=2319533&CFTOKEN=40799320

Text:

Res 1223-2008
Resolution calling upon the United States Congress to fully explore adopting legislation and/or regulatory measures to incentivize the immediate marketing and use of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, to develop the re-fueling infrastructure to support these vehicles and to consider making the manufacture and importation of gasoline combustion vehicles unlawful by a date certain.

Whereas, There is concern that air pollution caused by gasoline combustion engine emissions creates risks to our health, the health of our children, future generations and the welfare of our environment and ecological system; and

Whereas, Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, which create electricity using a chemical reaction involving hydrogen and oxygen, are zero emissions vehicles; and

Whereas, According to the New York Times, General Motors has predicted that it will have hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in the showrooms by the year 2011; and

Whereas, Chevrolet has begun public test drives of a hydrogen-fueled sport utility vehicle, according to the New York Daily News; and

Whereas, The use of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles would help to wean the United States off dependence on expensive and dwindling foreign oil, which contributes to pollution; now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Council of the City of New York calls upon the United States Congress to fully explore adopting legislation and/or regulatory measures to incentivize the immediate marketing and use of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, to develop the re-fueling infrastructure to support these vehicles and to consider making the manufacture and importation of gasoline combustion vehicles unlawful by a date certain.

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