I received a new email from the American Motorcyclist Association about a new proposed law to make the dangers of E15 fuel clearer to consumers by requiring a better label explaining the dangers of E15 fuel. Please contact your legislators and tell them to support this bill.
Federal legislation would require proper labeling of E15 fuel and consumer education campaign
Contact your representative today to support H.R. 1024!
U.S. Rep. Austin Scott (R-Ga.) and U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel (D-Fla.) have reintroduced the "Consumer Protection and Fuel Transparency Act of 2019" in the U.S. House (H.R. 1024). 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 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to operate on fuel containing more than 10 percent ethanol. 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 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.
Unlike current the current E15 label (below), which doesn't mention motorcycles specifically, the new label would call out motorcycles, ATVs, boats, lawnmowers, chainsaws and snowmobiles with pictograms of these vehicles and equipment specifically prohibited from using E15. This would be a huge improvement over the current label, which can leave consumers guessing whether or not E15 is acceptable for their vehicle.
Also included in this legislation are provisions specific to blender pumps that would require warnings about residual high-ethanol-content blends left in the fueling hose from the previous customer. This bill would finally warn consumers about this hidden risk.
The public education campaign about the risks of E15 that is included in this legislation will take place on the fuel pumps themselves. The bill would direct the EPA to develop an electronic message to be displayed at the pump prior to dispensing E15. The message would warn consumers about which vehicles and equipment are prohibited from using E15 and the risks of improper E15 use.
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