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March 16, 2018, 08:09:52 AM
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March 16, 2018, 03:33:41 PM
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May 01, 2018, 11:05:05 AM
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E15 is in the news again. Here is something that the AMA sent out...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Donald Trump is considering lifting the ban on the sale of E15 fuel during the summer months, making the high-ethanol blend available year round. The sale of E15-gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol by volume-is not permitted during the summer because the EPA has determined it creates additional pollution. The American Petroleum Institute opposes Trump's proposal, arguing that the president lacks the authority to lift the summertime ban. The AMA opposes the proliferation of E15 in the marketplace because of the possibility that motorcyclists may misfuel their vehicles. Motorcycles and ATVs are prohibited by the EPA from using fuels that contain more than 10 percent ethanol by volume.
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May 25, 2018, 09:35:14 AM
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More E15 news from the AMA follows:

Federal legislation would require proper labeling of E15 fuel and consumer education campaign

Contact your representative today to support H.R. 5855!

U.S. Rep. Austin Scott (R-Ga.) and U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel (D-Fl.) have introduced the "Consumer Protection and Fuel Transparency Act of 2018" in the U.S. House (H.R. 5855). The American Motorcyclist Association supports this bill.

The AMA has repeatedly warned of the dangers of E15 (15 percent ethanol by volume) for motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles because none of the estimated 22 million motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles in use in the United States is certified by the Environmental Protection Agency to operate on fuel containing more than 10 percent ethanol. Inadvertent use of E15 in vehicles not designed for its use can damage fuel system and engine components and void manufacturer's warranties.

This bipartisan legislation would require the EPA to revise the labeling requirements for fuel pumps that dispense E15 and conduct a consumer education campaign to inform the public about the risks of improper use of E15 and the vehicles and equipment that are prohibited from using E15. To learn more and send a prewritten message to your representative, click the "take action" button below.

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May 26, 2018, 09:41:07 AM
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May 26, 2018, 09:42:54 AM
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More E15 news from the AMA follows:

Federal legislation would require proper labeling of E15 fuel and consumer education campaign

Contact your representative today to support H.R. 5855!

U.S. Rep. Austin Scott (R-Ga.) and U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel (D-Fl.) have introduced the "Consumer Protection and Fuel Transparency Act of 2018" in the U.S. House (H.R. 5855). The American Motorcyclist Association supports this bill.

The AMA has repeatedly warned of the dangers of E15 (15 percent ethanol by volume) for motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles because none of the estimated 22 million motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles in use in the United States is certified by the Environmental Protection Agency to operate on fuel containing more than 10 percent ethanol. Inadvertent use of E15 in vehicles not designed for its use can damage fuel system and engine components and void manufacturer's warranties.

This bipartisan legislation would require the EPA to revise the labeling requirements for fuel pumps that dispense E15 and conduct a consumer education campaign to inform the public about the risks of improper use of E15 and the vehicles and equipment that are prohibited from using E15. To learn more and send a prewritten message to your representative, click the "take action" button below.

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October 11, 2018, 08:49:13 AM
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News from the MRF (Motorcycle Riders Foundation) which I am a member of and so should you be a member of as well!!


For Immediate Release

October 11, 2018

Trump Directs EPA to Allow Year-Round E-15 Gas Sales

Ahead of a scheduled visit to Iowa on Tuesday, President Donald Trump granted the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) authority to lift restrictions on higher blend of ethanol E-15 year-round. By lifting the restriction, the EPA will begin the arduous task of creating and seeking public comment on the new regulations going forward. The EPA anticipates the new rule making process will be completed by early June 2019 and would allow the sale of E-15 during summer of 2019. Currently, the sale of E-15 during the summer month’s is prohibited in some states due to the Clean Air Act.

“We want to get more fuel into the system,” Trump told reporters before boarding Marine One to travel to a rally in Council Bluffs, Iowa. “This is great for our farmers, and it's a promise I made during the campaign, and as you know I keep my promises.”

The expansion of the Renewable Fuel Standard has resulted in higher content of ethanol-blended gasoline at gas stations across America. These higher blends, like E-15 and E-85, have not been approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use in small engines like those in motorcycles. This is due to concerns for potential damage to fuel lines, injectors, seals, gaskets, and valve seats, as well as to carburetors. As a result, many motorcycle manufacturers now include statements in the manual that any warranty would be voided if E-15 or higher is used.

What does this mean for our motorcycles? Well, we already know that EPA guidance on E-15 fuel prohibits the use in your motorcycle along with a host of other small engines. The Motorcycle Riders Foundation believes that, until higher blends of ethanol can be approved for use by both the EPA and motorcycle manufactures, the federal government must guarantee the availability of fuel blends containing no more than 10 percent ethanol (E-10) at gas stations around the country. The MRF fully intends to submit comment when it becomes available in the new rule making process in the coming months.

So, what can we do right now? You may remember over the summer the MRF teamed up with representatives from the marine, motorcycling and outdoor power equipment on Capitol Hill in conjunction with Congressional Motorcycle and Boating Caucuses to discuss concerns over higher ethanol blends and lack of consumer education about the associated risks with ethanol. In conjunction with this event, we kicked off our support for H.R. 5855, the Consumer Protection and Fuel Transparency Act of 2018. Authored by Rep. Austin Scott (R-GA) and Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL), the legislation would require EPA to revise the labeling requirements at fuel pumps that dispense E-15 and conduct a consumer education about the risks of using it in vehicles and equipment that are prohibited from using E-15 (i.e. YOUR MOTORCYCLE).

You can follow the link below and ask your U.S. Representative to support H.R. 5855 and help protect consumers unknowingly using a fuel blend that will not only damage your motorcycle, and void your warranty but the EPA has decided is illegal to put in your motorcycle.

Support H.R. 5855, My Motorcycle, My Choice

About Motorcycle Riders Foundation
The Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) provides leadership at the federal level for states’ motorcyclists’ rights organizations as well as motorcycle clubs and individual riders. The MRF is chiefly concerned with issues at the national and international levels that impact the freedom and safety of American street motorcyclists. The MRF is committed to being a national advocate for the advancement of motorcycling and its associated lifestyle and works in conjunction with its partners to help educate elected officials and policymakers in Washington and beyond.

All Information contained in this release is copyrighted. Reproduction permitted with attribution. Motorcycle Riders Foundation. All rights reserved. Ride With The Leaders ™ by joining the MRF at http://mrf.org or call (202) 546-0983
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October 11, 2018, 01:04:18 PM
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Yeah, he did this just before heading to Iowa. I know he's looking for votes for his party but that just sucks.


October 13, 2018, 10:46:10 PM
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Thanks for the link it made it very easy to send a message.

October 18, 2018, 06:02:36 PM
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Sent my letter to my Representative.
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