In an event convened by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), an unlikely coalition of voices came together to discuss the mass deforestation, volatile food prices and the dangerous, costly fuel being forced upon Americans by the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Auto Alliance, a trade association that represents 11 major automakers, raised concerns last May about potential engine failures. "Automakers did not build these vehicles to handle the more corrosive E15 fuel," Alliance President Mitch Bainwol said in a statement.