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Bill to sell E15 year-round defeated in Senate

A bill that would have allowed for year-round sales of higher blends of ethanol was defeated and won't get a vote in the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee this year. This is good news for the industry and follows countless meetings and discussions the National Marine Manufacturers Association has had with with key Senate offices to ensure they knew ...

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NMMA urges EPA to educate consumers about E15 waiver

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently added 38 states and the District of Columbia to a Clean Air Act waiver that allows the sale of 15 percent ethanol gasoline blends, ending the summer restriction on sales of the fuel because of Hurricane Harvey. In response, NMMA sent a letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, urging immediate and effective education for ...

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NMMA testifies at EPA hearing, shares members’ concerns about E15

The National Marine Manufacturers Association testified at the 2018 EPA Renewable Volume Obligation hearing. Nicole Vasilaros, NMMA vice president of federal and legal affairs, addressed the concerns the recreational boating industry has with E15 during the Aug. 1 hearing. “The initial 2010 waiver and this RVO proposal, do nothing to guarantee the continued availability of E10, while billions of gallons of ...

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Ethanol still a significant challenge, survey says

Growing number of readers report ethanol-related problems Despite efforts to educate boaters about concerns over ethanol in general and E15 in particular, those in the industry are seeing a growing number of problems caused by the fuel. That’s according to the latest Boating Industry reader survey. We surveyed our readers via email in May to find out more about their ...

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Weekly 5: NMMA urges Congress to act on E15

The BI Weekly 5 is a collection of tips, news and data affecting the boating industry this week. Be sure to look for the BI Weekly 5 every week on BoatingIndustry.com. 1. NMMA sends letter to Congress on E15 The National Marine Manufacturers Association and a coalition of small engine manufacturers and consumer have sent a letter to Congress calling ...

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45 House members sign ethanol letter to EPA

In an effort spearheaded by the National Marine Manufacturers Association, 45 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have signed a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy asking what the agency is doing to protect consumers from misfueling with E15 and higher blends of ethanol. The bipartisan letter requests information on the agency’s consumer outreach efforts to date, and on ...

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Survey: Ethanol repair issues growing

Ethanol continues to be a major cause of engine damage and other repair issues, prompting concerns about the growing use of E15. That’s according to the latest survey of Boating Industry readers. We surveyed readers of our print and digital products about ethanol and other service department challenges in April and May. Respondents were a mix of personnel from dealerships, ...

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Feinstein, Toomey propose bill to repeal ethanol mandate

A bipartisan duo of U.S. senators have introduced a bill to eliminate the corn ethanol mandate in the Renewable Fuel Standard. The Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act of 2015 was introduced Thursday by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., is also a co-sponsor. The bill is similar to one introduced at the end ...

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House bill aims at reforming Renewable Fuel Standard, ethanol rules

A bipartisan group of lawmakers are making another attempt to reform the Renewable Fuel Standard. Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., introduced the RFS Reform Act of 2015 today. The bill would eliminate requirements for corn-based ethanol blending and cap blending levels for other biofuels. It is a modified version of a bill Goodlatte introduced in the previous Congress. Several industry associations ...

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Senators introduce bill to eliminate corn ethanol mandate

In a clear victory for the marine industry — and many others impacted by the existing federal corn ethanol mandate — a group of 10 U.S. Senators introduced a bipartisan bill that would eliminate the federal government's rule that requires the corn-based fuel be included in the country's gasoline blend. Originally intended as a means to boost the agricultural sector ...

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