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EPA releases 2018 renewable Fuels

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r1limited

If anyone whom rides in the USA, this has to be a concern, this is one of those issues, your vote for your candidate has caused this issue.  There is no excuse, The AMA as messed up as it is has fought this from the beginning.  In the END once again despite the science, despite millions of concerned consumers the EPA once again has acted in Malice with the enviro-nazi's, the corn industry special interest and the federal goobermint "PAST & INCLUDING PRESENT ADMINISTRATIONs" I blame the voters at this point, I do, when you have voters continuing to be stupid and vote only because of a D or R, without regard on the issues and where they stand, ya well your the problem.

 

Higher volumes not in best interest of motorcyclists

PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The renewable fuels mandates released this week by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are higher than the 2017 levels and the 2018 levels the agency proposed in June.

The EPA's final 2018 Renewable Volume Obligations call for 19.29 billion gallons of renewable fuel -- primarily corn ethanol -- to be blended into the nation's gasoline supplies. That figure is higher than the 19.24 billion gallons the agency proposed in June and slightly higher than the 19.28 billion gallons required in 2017.

"It is disappointing to learn the EPA raised its proposed Renewable Volume Obligations for 2018," said Wayne Allard, AMA vice president for government relations. "The decision goes against the agency's promise to listen to consumers, who have indicated a low demand for higher ethanol blends. Forcing more ethanol into the nation's fuel supply places motorcyclists at greater risk of misfueling their bikes."

The EPA mandates continue to rise, even as cars become more fuel efficient and drivers travel fewer miles each year. Forcing more ethanol into fewer gallons of gasoline results in higher-ethanol blends for consumers.

Most gasoline sold in the United States contains 10 percent ethanol (E10), which all modern automobile engines and many motorcycle engines are built to accommodate. However, if the RFS requirements continue to be implemented, it will result in higher-ethanol blends-such as E15 (15 percent ethanol)-to become more prevalent at retail outlets.

An increase in the supply of E15 can lead to inadvertent misfueling-caused by blender pumps and confusing pump labels-by motorcyclists.

None of the estimated 22 million motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles in use in the United States is approved by the EPA to operate on ethanol blends higher than 10 percent. Using higher-ethanol blends in those vehicles is illegal and may cause engine and fuel system damage and void the manufacturer's warranty.

The AMA also is concerned the increased reliance on ethanol could further reduce the amount of E0 fuel available. Since the distribution network for E15 and E85 is limited, fuel producers may be forced to reduce E0 output to stay within the EPA's rule.

"The Renewable Fuel Standard has been broken for years, and Congress needs to reform the law to protect motorcyclists and the millions of consumers who do not want higher ethanol blends," Allard said.
 

About the American Motorcyclist Association

Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world's largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders' interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com.

 

http://www.roadracingworld.com/news/ama-epa-releases-final-renewable-fuel-mandates-for-2018/

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shinyribs

I got my driver's license in 1996. I've been driving carbureted vehicles since day one of my driving career. Years before I was driving in the road, I was riding in the dirt.  I never owned a fuel injected bike until I bought my 07 in August. I've built, driven, maintained and raced several very high performance vehicles that ran on E10, E85 and some on pure methanol. I've never had a fuel related failure/issue in my life. 

 

 

I'm no fan of the EPA, but i think we've got more important concerns when talking about the EPA, like the outlaw of fossil fuels in general. 

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r1limited

Rest My Case

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r1limited

Some interesting facts on Ethinol fuels forced down consumers proverbial throats even though the science says it aint worth shet

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E85

 

Make notes on the econimic as well as the studies that state it has zero effect on econmic as well as enviromental.  So what is it really about?  Its about Money and subsidies to corn growers.  Despite what false claims any says its harmless, ya so is holding playing with a 10 foot alagater is harmless.  The concern is mainly is the fact that at min 1 gallon of contaminated E85 fuel is pumped into any consumer gas tank in a dual pump station.  1 gal in a 2 or 3 gallon tank for a 1990s or less Motorcycle, ATV, Boat etc is catastrophic over time.  Ths is the mian concern, not even the dumbest of the dump would suggest pumping E85 into a muscle car, or sport bike, or anything other than a vehicle that is designed to run such fuels.

 

Hey even Rolling Stone liberal Rag says Ethinol is freaking evil

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-ethanol-scam-20110323

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