A Concurrent Resolution urging the United States President and Congress to approve
federal energy legislation that promotes the use of ethanol and biodiesel fuel.
 WHEREAS,  The United States accounts for nearly 25% of the world's
annual energy consumption; and

 WHEREAS,  The United States imports an ever increasing amount of
crude oil, soon to approach 60%, from other nations; and

 WHEREAS,  The United States' market for liquid transportation fuels
of gasoline and diesel is nearly two hundred billion gallons per year; and

 WHEREAS,  Domestic sources of renewable fuels, such as ethanol and
biodiesel, made from agricultural feedstocks, can assist in meeting this
ever-growing need for fuels in the United States; and

 WHEREAS,  Ethanol and biodiesel provide positive environmental
benefits when used in conjunction with gasoline and diesel fuels; and

 WHEREAS,  The economic activity of processing agricultural products
into ethanol and biodiesel can provide many positive benefits to the
United States' economy during this time of economic stagnation, espe-
cially in rural and agriculturally-based communities: Now, therefore,

 Be it resolved by the Senate of the State of Kansas, the House of Rep-
resentatives concurring therein: That it expressly encourages the Pres-
ident and the United States Congress to approve federal energy legisla-
tion that promotes and expands the use of ethanol and biodiesel in the
nation's fuel supply; and

 Be it further resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send
enrolled copies of this resolution to the President of the United States,
the President Pro Tempore of the United States Senate, to the Speaker
of the United States House of Representatives and to each member of
the Kansas congressional delegation.

 Adopted by the House March 14, 2002.
Adopted by the Senate
February 27, 2002.