Results tagged Motorcycles

5 Reasons Why S.517 Fails Consumers

Congress wants to put a band-aid on the failed RFS with S.517, the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act. The bill would waive Clean Air Act Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) rules for E15 fuel—gasoline blended to contain 15 percent ethanol—allowing it to be sold during the summer months. Check out these 5 reasons why S.517 fails consumers and is another distraction from the already crippled 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 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.

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.

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.

WELCOME TO FUELTOPIA

Imagine a world where government ethanol mandates work as they are intended to—with high ethanol-blend fuels efficiently powering all cars, boats, motorcycles and every small engine imaginable.

The Ethanol Mandate Threatens Bikers’ Way of Life

“The ethanol mandate just hits too close to home for me to sit and talk about it. It’s something that demands my action.”

Guest Post: Motorcyclists Oppose the E15 Mandate in Chicago
Broken Fuel Mandate Riles Bikers

Swelling gas tanks, fewer miles to the gallon and “green sticky crap” in the carburetor… ethanol in our gasoline is causing all kinds of problems for motorcyclists, boaters and owners of other types of small engines like snow blowers and lawn mowers.

Smarter Fuel Future Advocates’ Ethanol Warning Labels

Advocates for Smarter Fuel Future design warning label that show the horrors of ethanol.

Taking a Look at the EPA Comments

Last year, the EPA proposed a reduction to the 2014 RFS. In order to make it official, the EPA solicited comments from citizens and groups both in favor and opposed to this reduction. Featured are some of the disparate voices that spoke in favor of the reduction.

The Detroit News: Editorial: Ethanol harms automotive, consumer interests

Classic American cars. Ski boats and pontoons. Harleys. Snowmobiles. They’re all a part of what makes our Pure Michigan life so special. But they’re all also threatened by a broken federal policy known as the Renewable Fuel Standard.

Talking Corn, Cows and Cars in California: Part 1

Colin Carter, professor of agriculture at UC Davis, and Michael Marsh, CEO of Western United Dairymen’s Association, debated the merits of this broken policy with Neil Koehler, CEO of Pacific Ethanol.

Star News Online: Many customers go the extra mile to buy ethanol-free fuels

For most folks, it’s the price of gasoline that matters. But for a vocal minority, it’s what’s in the gasoline that really matters. Or, to be more precise, what isn’t – specifically ethanol.

EcoSeed: Does the Renewable Fuel Standard Spell The End of Classic Vehicles?

As the amount of biofuel blended with U.S gasoline supplies increases, many vintage vehicles could be feeling the long-term effects. Modern gasoline blends are far different than those used in the era of classic cars and motorcycles.

There Won’t Be Enough Food To Feed The World In 2050

There’s enough food to feed everyone in the world, but it’s just not evenly distributed. That may be true. For now. But according to a study in the journal PLOS ONE, there won’t be enough food for everyone by 2050, no matter how we divvy it up.

Ethanol debate heats up

Will drivers nationwide be pulling up to gas station pumps that sell E15 now that the Supreme Court has declined to block sales of the fuel that is a gas blend containing 15 percent ethanol?

3 Ways Ethanol Mandates are Ruining Fourth of July Fun

3 ways the Renewable Fuel Standard is affecting the Fourth of July holiday.

Three Ways to get on a Biker’s Bad Side: The Rally Against E15

On June 19th, bikers, classic car owners and other citizens from across the country gathered at the U.S. Capitol to raise awareness of the risks of E15 — a fuel blend containing 15 percent ethanol, and 85 percent regular gasoline — and call for independent testing of the fuel.

The Washington Times: OPINION: ALLARD: Rolling popcorn

There’s a new threat facing motorcyclists nationwide, and possibly all Americans. The danger is posed by a certain blend of motor vehicle fuel called E15, which may damage the engines of motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, boats and powered equipment.