Rep. Joe Ellison (D-Minn.) said Monday that he would introduce a bill to make it easier for people to recycle aluminum into fuel injectors for fuel cars, arguing that “everybody needs to recycle.”
“I think people have a right to recycle,” Ellison told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
Ahead of his speech, Ellison’s office announced that the Minnesota congressman would introduce the bill.””
I am hoping we can get the House of Representatives to support that.”
Ahead of his speech, Ellison’s office announced that the Minnesota congressman would introduce the bill.
“This is an important piece of legislation that will help prevent fuel-cell vehicles from becoming a $3.8 trillion industry,” said an Ellison spokesman.
“The bill is designed to reduce the cost of fuel cell vehicles by encouraging people to reuse their used aluminum injector cleaners, while also providing the incentives to invest in new fuel-efficient vehicles.”
The bill would require the Department of Energy to develop a standard for aluminum recycling, the Associated Press reported.
The bill was introduced by Rep. Jim Cooper (D) of Tennessee, a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, who has previously introduced a similar bill in the House.
Cooper said in a statement that he plans to reintroduce the legislation “as soon as I am able to get a copy of the legislation.”
A separate bill introduced by Cooper, which also includes an increase in the fuel-efficiency standards, would allow for the recycling of aluminum fuel injector cleaners into fuel-cycle fuel cells, The Hill reported.
A similar bill by Rep the late Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-Mich.) was defeated by the House in the early 1990s.
In recent years, the Environmental Protection Agency has issued a number of new rules aimed at making it easier to reuse fuel injecters.
Earlier this month, the EPA announced new standards for the cleaning of catalytic converters, which power electric vehicles.
In June, the agency announced that it was going to ban the use of fuel injectants for fuel-injected vehicles from 2025.