Boaters Urged to Comment on Ethanol Proposal
January 13, 2014
The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) is asking boaters to contact the Environmental Protection Agency and voice their support of a proposal to modify the mandate requiring higher concentrations of ethanol in the nation’s gasoline fuel supply. The feedback deadline is January 28.
Ethanol is a gas additive made from corn. When added to fuel in concentrations higher than 10% it can damage marine engines and equipment.
In November, 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.
To make it easier for boaters to create and send a message to the EPA, the NMMA has set up a special page, which you can connect to by clicking here.
“We already know that the ethanol and corn lobbies are submitting thousands of comments,” the NMMA says. “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.”