Boaters tell President Trump: Fix the Broken Ethanol Mandates

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Boaters tell President Trump: Fix the Broken Ethanol Mandates

Recently, a coalition of the nation’s top recreational boating and sport fishing organizations sent a letter to Washington urging rapid reform of the sinking RFS.

Ethanol Mandates: Driving Towards Higher Costs

A new AAA survey found that one in three U.S. drivers cannot pay for an unexpected car repair bill. With the average repair bill costing between $500 and $600, 64 million American drivers are at risk of going into debt should auto trouble strike.

Read This Before You Fuel Up This Winter

What’s worse than getting coal in your stocking? Having trouble with your engine-powered winter equipment, thanks to the ethanol mandates.

EPA Releases 2017 RVO Final Ruling

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency announced a 1.2 billion gallon increase in the amount of biofuel Americans must consume in their gasoline in 2017 compared to 2016. The final renewable volume obligations (RVOs) released today are higher than the volumes EPA proposed in May of this year by 428 million gallons.

Clearing the Air on the Ethanol Mandates
The G̶o̶o̶d̶, the Bad, and the Ugly: “The Ethanol Effect”

Environmentalists, farmers, conservatives and liberals may not always find common ground, but these unlikely allies do agree on one thing: the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is broken — broken in many ways, for many people. The extent of the problem wasn’t apparent a decade ago, but now we can clearly see the unintended consequences of the RFS.

The Final Stand for Bees

Last week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service granted endangered status to seven species of bees, marking the first time the insect has been protected by federal law under the Endangered Species Act. It may not be the last.

EPA Pushing the Limits

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is standing behind a policy that would require a four-gallon minimum fuel purchase from pumps that dispense gasoline with 10 percent ethanol (E10) and 15 percent ethanol (E15) fuel from the same hose.

The Bad Buzz around Biofuels

A new study from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) shows that the “continual increase in biofuel crops” — plantings of corn and soy — has led to America’s Northern Great Plains “rapidly changing to a landscape that is less conducive to commercial beekeeping.”

Celebrate National Parks…Not Biofuels

On August 25, 2016, the National Parks Service (NPS) is celebrating its 100th birthday – an incredible milestone marking a century of stewardship in our parks. But as NPS prepares to blow out the candles, we can’t help but imagine what we’d wish for if we were in their boots…

EPA Ignores Inconvenient Facts; Fails to Look Out for the Environment
Highway to the Dead Zone

Those who tout the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) as a “green” policy are onto something. The RFS is definitely green — unfortunately, it’s the kind of green that creates algal blooms that harm ecosystems and marine life.

5 Outdoor Activities Ruined by the Renewable Fuel Standard

Is summer fun being put on notice? The Renewable Fuel Standard is siphoning the fun out of many outdoor activities you know and love. If it’s not reformed, it could wreak havoc on a season meant to be spent outside, enjoying nature and relaxing with friends and family.

Putting 16 Million Acres into Perspective

16 million more acres is so large, it is almost unfathomable. But don’t worry – we’re here to put it into perspective for you.

The Strange Effects of Too Much Corn…

Recent reports from CNN and the Washington Post show that corn crops may be increasing humidity in the Midwest due to the phenomenon of “corn sweat.”

16 million acres and counting…

Our latest data visualization shows the increase in corn and soybean plantings in the United States from 2005-2015, using 2005 as a baseline.

The Radical Transformation of the U.S. Agricultural Landscape

Our recent analysis of data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture points to our worst fears: the ethanol mandate is a driving force in the radical transformation of the U.S. agricultural landscape in the years since the RFS was instituted.

EPA releases 2017 RVOs

With the release of the 2017 renewable volume obligations (RVOs), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has demonstrated once again that it has not learned from its past errors.

Building an Unbreakable ‘Blend Wall’

Two Congressmen—an environmentalist from Vermont and a former oil man from Texas—are crossing party lines to take a stand and call for reform to the unworkable ethanol mandates.

The Summertime Hunt for Ethanol-Free Fuel

Sweet summertime is almost upon us - and more than ever, boaters are in search of ethanol-free fuel (E0) for their boats. Learn from two boating experts about the task of finding E0 to avoid the summertime sadness.

Join Us in DC!

For the next two weeks, historic vehicles are taking over our nation’s capital, and we want you to be a part of the festivities! We would be honored if you would join us for the second annual Cars at the Capital event in Washington, DC.