Tag Archives: e15

NMMA calls for industry support of E15 Consumer Protection Bill

Earlier this month, Representative Lois Frankel (D-FL-21) and Representative Austin Scott (R-GA-08), members of the Congressional Boating Caucus, reintroduced bipartisan legislation to more clearly define and label fuel blended with more than 15 percent ethanol (E15) at pumps to protect consumers from misfuelling. The Consumer Protection and Fuel Transparency Act addresses a policy priority for the recreational boating industry and ...

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BoatUS advocacy accomplishments

BoatUS

Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), the national advocacy, services and safety group with more than 700,000 members, weighed in on a range of boating issues, debates and legislation affecting recreational boaters in 2020. Here are some of the successes that BoatUS earned over the past year: The Sport Fish Restoration Program Paid for by purchases of fishing ...

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Consumers call current E15 labeling ineffective

E15 warning label

The results of a new national poll initiated by a group of organizations representing manufacturers, retailers, and consumers of non-road engine equipment and products reveals the vast majority of consumers find current E15 labeling at gas pumps to be ineffective in communicating the dangers of this type of fuel for usage in small engines like those in boats, off road ...

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President Trump commits to expanding E15

Last weekend, President Donald Trump promised to loosen a restriction on the sale of higher-ethanol fuel blends like E15, which drew strong objections from the recreational boating community. Once final, the policy change would allow E15 to be dispensed from pumps made for lower-biofuel blends, including E10. In response, NMMA urged the administration to reverse its decision. According to NMMA, ...

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OPEI: New poll shows consumer confusion around fuel

Consumers remain confused about the multiple fuel product offerings in the marketplace, says a new study commissioned by the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) and conducted online by The Harris Poll among over 3,000 U.S. adults. The study, which has been conducted annually for seven years, shows lack of education, inadequate labeling and dangerous marketing tactics around new fuel products, ...

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New administration effort continues to push E15

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a new initiative to expand the use of biofuels like E15 across the country. In response, NMMA called the effort shortsighted, warning that more E15 in the marketplace will only compound problems consumers are currently facing at their local gas station. The new proposal – ...

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EPA officially approves year-round sale of E15

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) formally approved a rule allowing the year-round sale of fuel with 15% ethanol (E15). NMMA and its coalition partners repeatedly voiced opposition to EPA’s proposal leading up to the announcement, calling the rule legally dubious and a direct threat to consumer safety. In response, NMMA president, Thom Dammrich stated, "While deeply disappointing, today's announcement comes ...

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Correct Craft hosts meeting with Congressman Darren Soto

Correct Craft, in partnership with the National Association of Manufacturers and the National Marine Manufacturers Association, hosted a meeting with U.S. Representative Darren Soto. After touring Correct Craft’s Nautique boat building plant, Congressman Soto and Correct Craft CEO Bill Yeargin discussed various national issues and how they impact Correct Craft, the boating industry and the broader business community. NAM representatives ...

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Boating industry representatives testify at EPA hearing on year-round E15 sales

Last Friday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held a public field hearing on its proposed rule to lift the restriction on summertime sales of gasoline with 15 percent ethanol (E15). NMMA and its coalition and industry partners have long opposed increasing the volume of ethanol in the fuel supply and are weighing all options to thwart EPA’s proposal. Tim Reid, ...

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