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13NR09 - MRF News Release - Sensenbrenner Introduces Ethanol Legislation

15 March 2013

Contact:Jeff Hennie, Vice President of Government Ralations and Public Affairs

Sensenbrenner Introduces Ethanol Legislation

Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) introduced HR 875, a bill that would require the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to conduct a thorough independent study of the effects of gasoline/ethanol blends above 10%. Currently the EPA is allowing the use of blends up to 15%.

Sensenbrenner had this to say, “There have been several tests and warnings highlighting E15’s harmful effects on engines and their components, but they have all been dismissed by the EPA. Therefore, we must force the EPA to stop the use of E15 fuel until the serious safety, durability, performance and environmental concerns have been addressed.”

The bill would halt the sale of E-15, the 15% blend, until the studies findings have been completed.

The Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) has cautioned owners against using the blend.

At a recent hearing held by the US House Science Committee all witness’s agreed that more testing was needed into the effects of E-15 on internal combustion motors of all sizes.

The Motorcycle Riders Foundation supports this legislation and strongly urges you contact your US Representative and ask them to cosponsor HR 875 as soon as possible. Its important to have a large number of cosponsors to pass this legislation.

You can reach the US Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121


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