Be heard on ethanol
By Jonathan Sweet
January 24, 2014
Filed under Jonathan Sweet
Time is running short if you want to register your opinions on the changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard that will reduce the ethanol requirement.
Last fall, the Environmental Protection Agency announced its plans to cut the amount of ethanol required to be blended into the nation’s fuel supply.
It was a victory for the marine industry, which has long lobbied for less ethanol due to concerns about the damage caused to marine engines by 15 percent ethanol blends (E-15).
As required by federal law, the EPA has opened the proposal to public comments. Those final comments are due this coming Tuesday, January 28. It’s important to make sure the voices of the marine industry are heard, because you know the pro-ethanol lobby has organized its side.
Just yesterday, in fact, 22 senators sent a letter to the EPA [PDF] arguing against the changes (h/t to MRAA for sharing).
The NMMA has created a site where you can easily submit your comments. Share it with your colleagues and make sure the word gets to the EPA about the danger posed to the marine industry by E-15.