In addition to discussing individual concerns, the SFF coalition presented OMB with a petition from nearly 13,000 SFF advocates calling for a lowered ethanol mandate.
Advocates for Smarter Fuel Future design warning label that show the horrors of ethanol.
On Thursday, April 10, several diverse voices—including chain restaurants and environmentalists—participated in a panel with The Hill Magazine to discuss why the need to reform the government’s ethanol mandate is at critical mass.
Oil refiners do oppose the ethanol mandate, but they are hardly the only ones who take issue with the policy. Environmentalists, taxpayers, food producers, consumer protection groups of all types, anti-hunger advocates and even farmers have all spoken out against the RFS.
After enduring eight years of this unfortunate policy, Democrats (and Republicans) are turning sour on the Renewable Fuel Standard. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) introduced the Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act of 2013 with her pal from across the aisle, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK).
While we await the announcement of 2014 ethanol blending levels by the EPA, Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) filed a letter to Gina McCarthy, head of the EPA calling for adjustments to the Renewable Fuel Standard, with the support of 168 other members of Congress from both sides of the aisle.
While you’re probably careful about what you put in your vehicle’s gas tank you’ll want to watch what you’re filling up leaf blowers and snow blowers with too. No matter which tool you’re powering up, be aware of more options at the gas station, as more ethanol gets pumped into the mix.
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.
Ethanol in fuel worries small-engine repair shop owners who recommend use regular gas in lawn mowers, snow throwers, chain saws, leaf blowers and the like. In recent years there has been a big upswing in repairs from homeowners who instead put ethanol-blended gas in their machines.
The RFS mandates the increased use of ethanol in fuel, but as we add more of this byproduct to our gasoline, many known problems are surfacing. This fuel has ruined at least three of my injector systems and it could do the same to engines and fuel systems in millions of cars on the road today.
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.
There many much-older cars on the road. Those who enjoy vintage cars as a hobby have seen the impact of increasing ethanol since its use began: damaged fuel pumps and carburetors and gummed-up gasoline tanks.
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.
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.
Ethanol powers your lawnmowers, weed eaters, ATVs, and more. But that fuel can also permanently damage those small engines without the proper treatment. Ethanol burns up the inside of the engines, making them almost impossible to repair.
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.
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 the Renewable Fuel Standard is affecting the Fourth of July holiday.
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.
We can’t have a conversation about greenhouse gas emissions and the environment without first addressing the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Why? Because not only is the current generation of biofuels failing to deliver promised environmental benefits, it’s actually working against those goals.
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.