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12/01/2016
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Bill restricts availability of unsafe fuel
American Motorcyclist Association

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U.S. Reps. Bill Flores (R-Texas), Peter Welch (D-Vt.), Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Jim Costa (D-Calif.), Steve Womack (R-Ark.) and Cedric Richmond (D-La.) introduced H.R. 5180, the “Food and Fuel Consumer Protection Act of 2016” today. The American Motorcyclist Association supports this bill.

The bipartisan legislation would cap mandated ethanol content in the nation’s fuel supply at 9.7 percent and institute a provision that automatically reverts the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s annual Renewable Volume Obligations to the previous year’s percentage if the EPA misses its Nov. 30 deadline. And, finally, the bill would ensure commercially available cellulosic and advanced ethanol has a place under the 9.7 percent cap.

In other words, the bill would stop the federal government from forcing E15 fuel (15 percent ethanol by volume) into the market. Capping the ethanol mandate helps ensure the availability of safe fuels like E10 and a continuing place in the market for ethanol-free gasoline (E0) for older motorcycles. This is important, because the last RVO rule issued by the EPA decreased the E0 supply to just 130 million gallons from 9.2 billion gallons in 2016, despite the fact that the demand for E0 doubled.

Tell your representative to support H.R. 5180. Send a prewritten message by clicking the “Take Action” link.  Take Action 


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