Twenty senators wrote to President Trump last week cautioning against an EPA plan to change Clean Air Act rules and pump more ethanol into the fuel market. Expanding the sale of gasoline with 15 percent ethanol (E15) year-round, is misguided, one-sided and a completely inadequate “fix” to the serious, recurring problems with the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).
By now, you know about the failures of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Ethanol mandates were supposed to make the United States more energy independent, help our environment and bring an economic boom for farmers. Instead, they’ve done the exact opposite.
The first day of spring is finally here. After a long, cold winter, at least a few of us are starting to see warmer temperatures, which means it’s time to head to the garage or backyard shed to break out our lawn mowers and hedge trimmers. But before we get to work in the yard and start tackling our landscaping to-do lists, it’s important to ensure that all of our equipment is safe and ready to use. Fuel is a big part of this.
For those of you with a motorcycle, boat, snow blower, lawn mower or other outdoor power equipment on your wish list, it’s important to know that the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) could be standing between you and your holiday cheer.
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.
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.
What’s worse than getting coal in your stocking? Having trouble with your engine-powered winter equipment, thanks to the ethanol mandates.
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.
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.
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.