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BoatUS responds to president’s plan for year-round E15

The nation’s largest advocacy, services and safety group for recreational boaters, Boat Owners Association of The United States, reacted negatively to the recent news of the Trump Administration’s plan to permit the sale of E15 (15 percent ethanol) fuel year-round. E15 is prohibited by federal law for use in recreational boat engines, voids many marine engine warranties, and is currently ...

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NMMA sounds loud alarm on year-round E15

Yesterday, President Donald Trump announced that his administration is moving to allow year-round sale of 15 percent ethanol blended fuel, or E15.   The National Marine Manufacturers Association and its coalition partners worked to prevent this action and are evaluating options to thwart the E15 sale expansion.  “President Trump’s decision to proceed with year-round E15 sales places bad policy on top ...

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E15 sales resume, trade association calls for robust education effort

The sale of gasoline with 15 percent ethanol (E15) resumed over the weekend. Every year, fuels containing E15 are prohibited from being sold between June 1 and Sept. 15. Last Friday, in response to the restart of E15 sales, NMMA’s President, Thom Dammrich released the following statement: “Starting [Sept. 15], E15 hit the market again – an unfortunate, annual event ...

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Ethanol still presents an industry challenge

Technician shortage also addressed in survey Congress and the Trump Administration are currently exploring ways to reform the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Renewable Fuel Standard. There are a number of alternatives being discussed, all of which will have a significant impact on the recreational boating industry. Will E15 be expanded in the fuel supply? Will better alternatives like biobutanol be ...

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Consumer education remains key fuel-related issue

Industry insiders remain hopeful that the Consumer Protection and Fuel Transparency Act of 2018 will promote much needed public education on the proper use of E15. To combat the U.S. Environmental Agency’s current E15 labeling, the bill directs the agency to involve consumers, through focus group testing, in creating labels and pump safeguards that effectively raise awareness of the prohibited ...

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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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