The National Marine Manufacturers Association is asking its members and others in the marine industry to reach out to elected and regulatory officials on the ethanol issue.
The full message from NMMA:
Over the past few months our industry has made tremendous progress in preventing the widespread implementation of high ethanol blends. In November, NMMA achieved a major victory when the EPA announced its proposal to modify the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and to reduce the amount of ethanol required to be blended into the nation's fuel supply. As required by law, the EPA is now soliciting public comments on its proposal before rendering a final decision.
Last month, NMMA testified before the EPA explaining the unintended dangers of the RFS and its impact on the marine industry. NMMA will also be submitting written comments this month. But your voice, your opinions and your comments are critical to our overall success. If you want the EPA to reduce the ethanol mandate, to modify the RFS and protect marine engines, then you must speak up!
You can quickly and effectively voice your comments here. Comments are due by Tuesday, January 28. It's up to the boating community to show how this flawed policy is having devastating consequences on our industry.
It's simple. It's direct. And it makes a difference.
We already know that the ethanol and corn lobbies are submitting thousands of comments. We can't sit on the sidelines. It's time to take action and let the EPA know that you want lower ethanol mandates in 2014.
They want to hear from you—don't wait until it's too late!
For more information or assistance, please contact Michael Lewan at MLewan@nmma.org.