NMMA urges opposition to year-round E15

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The National Marine Manufacturers Association today issued a Boating United alert, encouraging all members of the industry to tell the Trump Administration to stop the expansion of E15 fuel sales. The announcement comes after President Trump recently said that he’s considering allowing year-round sales of E15.

According to the Boating United advocacy page, “The administration is very close to expanding the sale of fuel with 15 percent ethanol — known as E15 — year-round, which will needlessly put 142 million American boaters in danger.

The group continued, “Small engines — like those in your boats, lawn mowers and motorcycles — can only use fuel with 10 percent ethanol (E10) or lower. Fuels with a higher ethanol content cause severe damage to smaller engines, putting you and your boat at risk.”

To better educate and inform consumers, the Consumer Protection and Fuel Transparency Act is in Congress.

According to The Boat Owners Association of the United States, higher-level ethanol blends can be found in at least 29 states and is sold at more than 1,400 land-based gas stations, sometimes at the same pumps as E10. Currently there is just a small sticker required on a fuel pump to identify it as E15.

To take action and tell the administration and Congress to stop the expansion of E15 sales and support the Consumer Protection and Fuel Transparency Act, click here now: https://www.votervoice.net/NMMA/Campaigns/58207/Respond 


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