05-14-2009, 05:07 PM #1
US Ethanol levels in Fuel-please respond
AWA Update Concerning United States Ethanol Levels in Fuel
May 13, 2009
IJSBA has received this update from our partners over at the AWA. USA competitors are advised to research the effects that increased ethanol could have in racing applications.
Dear AWA Member:
Strong pro-ethanol advocates are pushing the Obama Administration and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to increase ethanol levels in gasoline to 15% (E15). As you may have read in Ride, PWC Magazine, ethanol at the currently allowed 10% (E10) level has been shown to cause significant problems for some marine engines and boat fuel systems.
Higher levels of ethanol have not been tested in marine engine systems, and in fact may void marine engine warranties. AWA is part of a broad coalition of over 50 consumer, industry, and environmental organizations working to ensure that science is part of the federal decision.
Specifically, we are asking that EPA deny the waiver requested by ethanol producers to increase the allowable ethanol level to 15% until unbiased testing demonstrates that higher blends would pose no threats to gasoline engines, public health, the environment, and consumers.
CLICK HERE to send comments (due before May 21) directly to EPA. It doesn't have to take more than one minute. If you have a little more time and can customize your letter, it will make your message even stronger.
Please share this email with your personal watercraft family, friends, and groups. We need as many letters as possible.
Think Free. Live Free. Ride Free.
American Watercraft Association
05-14-2009, 05:21 PM #2
Thanks a bunch Shawn to keep us up to date on these issues.
05-18-2009, 03:09 PM #3
This additive even at 10% will lower gas mileage. Special interest have way too much power. All common sense has gone the way of the birds....
Also, using a food crop for transportation will only raise prices of corn.
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