Groups join together to fight E15

Published online: Jul 23, 2010 News Trade Only Today
Viewed 547 time(s)
 

Environmental and industry groups are launching a joint campaign calling on Congress to require thorough and objective scientific testing before allowing an increase in the amount of ethanol in gasoline.

Raising concerns about consumer safety and environmental protection, the groups have joined forces to sponsor an ad with the tagline "Say no to untested E15" as part of an effort to persuade Congress and the Environmental Protection Agency to reject calls by some in the ethanol industry to allow the amount of ethanol in gasoline to increase by 50 percent.

Most gasoline sold in the United States contains 10 percent ethanol. Some ethanol lobbyists are seeking to boost that to 15 percent or to compromise with a boost to 12 percent.

The groups are contacting members of Congress and have posted the first ad and other material, warning against higher levels of ethanol without adequate testing, on the websitewww.followthescience.org.

The first ad will begin running Thursday in Politico and Roll Call, and continue in these publications and Congress Daily next week. More ads are expected to follow later.

The National Marine Manufacturers Association is one of the ad's sponsors, according to the groups' statement.

"Some ethanol companies want consumers to pump first and ask questions later," National Petrochemical & Refiners Association president Charles Drevna said in a statement. "Rather than run a giant science experiment on the vehicles and gasoline-powered equipment owned by just about every American family, we believe Congress and the EPA have a responsibility to protect the public. They shouldn't authorize E15 unless full and complete scientific testing confirms it's safe and compatible with all gasoline-powered engines."

You May Also Be Interested In...

March 30, 2015

The Mini Bike Is Back!

The Downtube Mini Shimano Nexus 8SP Folding Bike has answered the call of demand and is back on the market!
March 25, 2015

Restored To Her Glory

If you’re interested in restoration stories, you don’t want to miss this one—which involves a little history lesson to boot.
March 19, 2015

Why You Should Keep Your Smoke Alarms Up To Date

If you want to hear a good argument for keeping your smoke alarms up to date onboard, check out this man’s story according to Cambridge News.
March 11, 2015

Unmanned Houseboat Drifts 165 Miles

You’ve heard of runaway dogs, but have you ever heard of a runaway houseboat?
March 04, 2015

Lake Norris Update: Twin Cove Marina Is Seeing Great Progress

In an admiral show of resilience and dedication, the heavy winter damage at Twin Cove Marina, Carryville, Tenn., is already being tackled by cleanup crews.
February 24, 2015

Norris Lake Boats Suffer Severe Winter Damage

We have sad news—several boats and docks collapsed under the fury of a winter storm in the Norris Lake, Campbell County, Tenn., area this Saturday.
Follow us on Facebook!   Follow us on Instagram!   Follow us on Pinterest!   Follow us on YouTube!