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Old 04-23-2009, 04:35 PM
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NMMA Alert: Tell EPA to Deny Waiver Allowing E15 in Gasoline

NMMA needs your help today to prevent EPA from increasing the amount of ethanol allowed in gasoline. Please take a moment to read this alert and take action.

On March 6, 2009, a new pro-ethanol lobbying organization called Growth Energy and 54 ethanol manufacturers formally requested that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) increase ethanol blend levels in gasoline up to 15 percent (E15). As is required by law, EPA on April 21 published a Notice for Comment in the Federal Register, beginning a 30-day public comment period that closes on May 21, 2009.

NMMA needs your help. Click here to quickly and easily send your comments to EPA urging them to deny the E15 waiver petition.

Ethanol Advocates are mobilizing their forces to submit 20,000 favorable comments to EPA requesting that the Agency grant a waiver for E15.

Let's beat them at their own game. There are 18 million boats currently in operation in the U.S., and none of them has been designed, certified or warrantied to run on anything above E10, the current maximum legal blend level. Boaters know very well that increased ethanol blends will cause performance problems with their boats and engines, increase maintenance costs, potentially pose safety risks and increase air pollution.

And yet, neither EPA nor any other federal agency has done a single test on the impacts of E15 on marine engines, fuel systems, or components. Marine engines and fuel systems are not designed, calibrated or certified to run on anything above 10 percent ethanol. We ask you to support a science first approach and urge EPA to deny the ethanol industry's E15 waiver request unless and until independent and comprehensive scientific testing is completed on a full range of marine engines and other products.

Once again, click here to submit your comments to EPA. For more information, contact NMMA Legislative Director Mat Dunn at [email protected]; (202) 737-9760.
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Old 04-23-2009, 07:29 PM
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Thanks for bringing this up, Eric. We don't hear from you very often, but it's usually for a good reason like this one.
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Originally Posted by C_Spray View Post
Thanks for bringing this up, Eric. We don't hear from you very often, but it's usually for a good reason like this one.

I hate the ethanol additives.
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