An online petition is circulating to support the introduction of AB 2899, that would take a big step toward establishing a legal way to sell biodiesel fuel in California.
Assemblywoman Shirley Horton (R San Diego) introduced California A.B.2899 in February of 2004. This bill seeks to level the playing field in California by removing restrictions on the sale of biodiesel. These restrictions were enacted by the Department of Weights and Measures at the insistence of the petroleum industry. Hmm, I wonder why? To stop people from taking control of their own fuel production perhaps?
The bill would specify standards for the sale biodiesel and biodiesel blends and establish a program of voluntary CO2 content labeling program.
Biodiesel is a fuel made from natural, renewable sources - new and used vegetable oils and animal fats. See my post on this blog from February 1 for info on biodiesel in Los Angeles. It is the only alternative fuel to have fully completed the health effects testing requirements of the Clean Air Act. Locally produced biodiesel reduces our petroleum trade deficit, provides local jobs and economic stimulus and it's use reduces greenhouse gasses.
By signing this petition, you are supporting the sale and utilization of Biodiesel and Biodiesel Blends in the State of California. This petition will be delivered to Assemblywoman Horton to provide her with evidence of the support that biodiesel has from residents of California.
To add your name to this petition go to: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/154229025
For more info on biodiesel see websites below.
www.pathtofreedom.com urban homestead in Pasadena, home brew biodiesel demonstrations
www.Veggievan.org from the author of “From the Fryer to the Fuel Tank” the definitive book on how to make your own bio-diesel
www.grassolean.com includes a discussion board
www.veggieavenger.org looking to “breathe green lust into the hearts of the sleeping, toxic, deluded human biomass”, many links, help in finding resources in your area
www.journeytoforever.org community development, appropriate technology, city farms, and a biofuel library
www.homepower.com an array of renewable energy technologies for sustainable lifestyles