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Next from Obama's EPA: Four-Gallon-Minimum Gas Purchases

Adakin Valorem~PWCM~JLA 2012/09/18 00:52:31
Yes, my car can burn it, but my outboard motor, lawn mower and motor bike can't.
I have no idea what my engines can burn, but it looks like Obama's EPA doesn't care!
Thanks President Obama!  I like getting worse gas mileage while paying more per gallon.
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My Suzuki 250 road bike holds just 3.2 gallons of gas.
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The Environmental Protection Agency is going to require all consumers to buy at least four gallons of gasoline from certain gas pumps after the new E15 ethanol-gasoline blend is introduced into the market.


The new regulation was revealed in an Aug. 1 letter to the American Motorcyclist Association, which expressed concern that the vast majority of motorcycles and ATVs in use today aren’t designed to operate on E15 fuel and residual fuel from a pump that serves multiple blends might harm these tanks.


“The use of E15 will lower fuel efficiency and possibly cause premature engine failure,” Wayne Allard, AMA vice president for government relations, wrote in a June 20 letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson. “Use of E15 fuel voids many manufacturer warranties. In off-road engines, the effects can even be dangerous for users.”


The EPA responded that it requires that retail stations with blender pumps either dispense E15 from a dedicated hose and nozzle if able or, in the case of E15 and E10 being dispensed from the same hose, require that at least four gallons of fuel be purchased to prevent vehicles and engines with smaller fuel tanks from being exposed to gasoline-ethanol blended fuels containing greater than 10 percent ethanol.


This minimum mandate attempts to dilute residual amounts of E15 that will be left in the shared hose.


“Not only do we find it unacceptable for the EPA to mandate that everyone — including our members — buy minimum amounts of gas, but the EPA answer simply won’t work because of the sizes of many motorcycle and ATV gas tanks and the fact that off-highway riders take containers of gas with them on their trips, and most times those containers are much smaller than four gallons,” Allard said.


“The EPA has no business mandating how much gasoline Americans have to buy when filling up at the pump. What if a rider doesn’t have a motorcycle with a four gallon tank? Or if someone wants to fill a canister for their lawnmower or outboard boat engine, but it only holds 2 or 3 gallons?” Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) said today.


“Or what if an American, struggling in this economy, just can’t afford 4 gallons of gas?” Sensenbrenner added. “This is just one more example of how problematic the EPA’s E15 partial waiver is. This is not a solution to misfueling risks — it’s a ridiculous and unworkable mandate.”


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  • Captain-Morgan 2012/09/20 03:09:24
    Thanks President Obama! I like getting worse gas mileage while paying more p...
    Captain-Morgan
    AGAIN BIG BROTHER IS TELLING US WHAT TO BUY, AND HOW MUCH WE HAVE TO BUY... AND DOESN'T GIVE A DAM IF OUR MOTORS EXPLODE... EPA TAKE OVER OF OUR FREEDOM AND FREE MARKET RIGHTS... WHEN WILL THIS STOP.. NOVEMBER 6TH. 2012. HOPEFULLY... FIRE THE OBAMANATION...
  • Adakin Valorem~PWCM~JLA 2012/09/18 01:01:06
    Thanks President Obama! I like getting worse gas mileage while paying more p...
    Adakin Valorem~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    My car is a VW Jetta TDI Diesel, so I think I'll be okay there....maybe... (the truckers would have a fit if the gov't started messin' with THEIR fuel)

    But my 16' boat has a Yamaha 50hp outboard that can burn no more than 10% Ethanol mixed in the gas... anything more, and my dealer says the ethanol will start to disolve the rubber gaskets, hoses and pump seals and cost big bucks to fix!

    And as I noted above, my 250cc Suzuki only holds 3.2 total...and I usually don't run it dry!

    Geez, at least I know that my government is trying to look out for me...NOT!

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