The gasoline additive ethanol is known to cause problems in marine engines. Trade Only follows developments on this issue and others related to fueling recreational boats.
The NMMA said the “President Trump should abandon this irresponsible proposal.”
The National Marine Manufacturers Association hosted a panel with the Congressional boating and motorcycle caucuses on Thursday to urge Congress to pass the Consumer Protection and Fuel Transparency Act, bipartisan legislation that would clearly label E15 gasoline at the pumps.
The National Marine Manufacturers Association hosted a press briefing this week with reps.
The Houston Chronicle published an editorial by Yamaha Marine Group president Ben Speciale discussing the drawbacks of ethanol in gasoline.
A bill dubbed the “Consumer and Fuel Retailers Choice Act,” which would have allowed for year-round sales of fuels blended with 15 percent ethanol, died in committee last week — something the recreational marine industry viewed as a win.
The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute is offering new “Look Before You Pump” hangtags to all National Marine Manufacturers Association members.
WASHINGTON — The law that requires a rising level of ethanol to be blended into the fuel supply won’t get repealed, but the timing could be right for it to be amended.
Boating United has received nearly 2,000 signatures on a petition in response to the record-high ethanol mandate the EPA set in November.