New EPA mandate for more Ethanol in 2019


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New EPA mandate for more Ethanol in 2019

Post by WingAdmin » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:44 pm



The EPA has proposed a new mandate to increase the amount of ethanol in our fuel even more than there already is. I received this notice from Smarter Fuel Future, which is running a petition which you can take a couple minutes to sign electronically. The petition is to tell the EPA to reduce, not increase ethanol in fuel, and can be found here: SmarterFuel Future EPA Renewable Fuel Standard petition. It takes about 30 seconds to complete.

Here's their notice:
The recently proposed 2019 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volume obligations are clear indicators that the Environmental Protection Agency is doubling down on the failures of the ethanol mandates.

Instead of recognizing what’s broken with the RFS, EPA decided to increase some of the mandates’ biggest flaws. As a result, the 2019 renewable volume obligations (RVOs), which dictate how much ethanol and other biofuels will be forced into the U.S. fuel supply next year, could be the highest ever.

Bigger biofuel mandates are bad news for our country and our energy security—and could cost consumers dearly. NPR reports that taxpayers have already poured out an average of $5.4 BILLION a year on biodiesel—a fuel that’s more expensive and less energy dense per gallon than regular diesel. It’s also frequently imported from overseas. With the 2019 RVOs, costs to consumers could skyrocket and our dependence on foreign biofuels will continue.

Additionally, most engines are not designed to run on gasoline with more than 10 percent ethanol. For boats, small engines and many cars, misfueling can lead to metal corrosion, rubber swelling and full engine break-downs.

That’s where you come in.

We have the chance to push back on the EPA about the way it’s handling RFS mandates. Submit a comment today and urge them to lower the 2019 RVOs.

The RFS is a failed government mandate, and as long as it’s on the books, consumers will be paying the price. With your help, we can urge the EPA to lower the 2019 RFS mandate to levels that are better for consumers, and better for our country. And we can continue to push Congress to repeal and reform RFS once and for all.

Click here to submit your comment to the EPA on the out-of-touch 2019 RVO proposal



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Re: New EPA mandate for more Ethanol in 2019

Post by landisr » Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:13 pm

WA; with your permission, I would like to post this on other forums that I participate in.

Thanks in advance.?

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Re: New EPA mandate for more Ethanol in 2019

Post by DarthJ » Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:14 pm

Done. Getting tired of this heavily subsidized low energy garbage. If it's so good, let people see what the true price is at the pump. Tired of higher food prices as food crops are being replaced by fuel crops.
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Re: New EPA mandate for more Ethanol in 2019

Post by WingAdmin » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:02 pm

landisr wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:13 pm
WA; with your permission, I would like to post this on other forums that I participate in.

Thanks in advance.?

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Absolutely, please do!

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Re: New EPA mandate for more Ethanol in 2019

Post by AZgl1800 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:23 pm

that form is hard to use, I have no idea who is in the EPA

"one click?"

didn't work for me
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Re: New EPA mandate for more Ethanol in 2019

Post by DaveO430 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:29 am

I filled in the form but there is no submit button.

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Re: New EPA mandate for more Ethanol in 2019

Post by WingAdmin » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:02 am

DaveO430 wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:29 am
I filled in the form but there is no submit button.
I tested...from my informal testing, it looks like if you load the form using Firefox, it does not show a Submit button. It worked in every other browser I tried. Strange. I'll let them know...

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Re: New EPA mandate for more Ethanol in 2019

Post by DaveO430 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:25 am

WingAdmin wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:02 am
DaveO430 wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:29 am
I filled in the form but there is no submit button.
I tested...from my informal testing, it looks like if you load the form using Firefox, it does not show a Submit button. It worked in every other browser I tried. Strange. I'll let them know...
You're right, tried another browser.

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Re: New EPA mandate for more Ethanol in 2019

Post by RockportDave » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:28 pm

Done.
Hate to say, but the company I work for built some of the ethanol plants back in the 90s.
I had a 90 hp Yamaha 2 stroke boat motor that was bullet proof until ethanol. Let it sit and the carbs had little orange balls that looked like corn that had to be cleaned out to run.
We have come a long way from the leaded 97 octane premium fuels of the 60s and 70s.
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Re: New EPA mandate for more Ethanol in 2019

Post by AZgl1800 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:32 pm

the problem I have with that form, is it does not preselect the representative for your state.
and I don't know who to send it to.
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Re: New EPA mandate for more Ethanol in 2019

Post by bluthundr31 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:04 pm

Form submitted, but I'm "ticked-off" that I can't submit a dozen (or a hundred) forms with the same complaint!!!!

I wonder if I can "print" out a truck-load of the forms and truck it down to the local EPA office???, , , hehe

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Re: New EPA mandate for more Ethanol in 2019

Post by mterraci » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:20 pm

Submitted a petition.

Thanks for letting us all know about this. There's enough crap in the gas we purchase now, without adding more.



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