In general, I support many of the actions that the Trump administration has taken. But this one sucks and is just another carrot thrown out to the farmers of Iowa and surrounding states that grow lots of corn.
Study after study has shown the inefficiency of ethanol and now they want to (increase) it even more.
Oppose the proposed EPA Action on E15
Tell the president to protect motorcyclists from unsafe fuel
On Oct. 8, President Trump announced he would direct the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to allow year-round sales of E15 fuel, a blend of gasoline that is 15 percent ethanol by volume, by waiving Clean Air Act requirements related to Reid Vapor Pressure. This action would put the owners of millions of motorcycles and ATVs at significant risk, because this fuel can cause engine and fuel system damage and may void the manufacturers` warranty.
We are urging you to tell President Trump to reconsider this move and protect American motorcyclists from this unsafe fuel.
The American Motorcyclist Association opposes the proposed change andâ€”with other stakeholders affected by this decision and a group of 20 U.S. senatorsâ€”urged the president to reconsider.
None of the estimated 22 million motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles in use in the United States is approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to use E15 or higher ethanol blends. Not only does using E15 in motorcycles and ATVs violate federal law, it can cause engine and fuel system damage and may void the manufacturers` warranty.
The rush to force more E15 fuel into the marketplace by the ethanol industry greatly increases the chances of inadvertent misfueling by motorcyclists and ATV ownersâ€”as well as owners of boats, small engines and other machines that are not warrantied for E15 use-due to blender pumps, confusing pump labeling and the lack of any significant consumer education by the ethanol industry or the federal government.
Thank you in advance for contacting the president on this important issue. Please forward this alert to your friends and ask them to send a message as soon as possible, as well.
Now more than ever, it is crucial that you and your riding friends become members of the AMA to help protect our riding freedoms. More members mean more clout against the opponents of motorcycling. That support will help fight for your rights-on the road, trail and racetrack and in the halls of government.
Join the AMA at americanmotorcyclist.com.
If you are an AMA member, encourage your friends to join by telling them about the many AMA benefits you appreciate and the role the AMA plays in promoting the motorcycle lifestyle and protecting the future of motorcycling.