Ethanol – A Problem for Anglers

Ethanol is a type of alcohol that is frequently used as an additive to gasoline. Unfortunately, it has quickly become a major risk to our nation’s economy and way of life.

Higher concentrations of ethanol in fuel can cause serious mechanical problems in boat and car engines. The added ethanol causes the engines to run at much higher temperatures which increases wear and shortens life. Higher ethanol gas is particularly damaging to small two-stroke engines. In many engines, high ethanol fuels can damage seals and gaskets which increases the possibility of fire and serious engine damage.

Now, the government is pushing for even more ethanol in fuels. E-15, a gasoline blend that is 15% ethanol, is so destructive that insurance carriers will not cover claims and vehicle manufacturers will void warranties for engine damage due to its use.

WE DON′T NEED MORE E-15

Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) formally approved the year-round sale of fuels consisting of 15 percent ethanol, or E15. This fuel is a risk to consumer safety and the recreational fishing community because higher levels of ethanol in fuel damage boat engines, voiding their warranties and creating risk for anglers out on the water.

Contact your Representative and ask them to support the Consumer Protection and Fuel Transparency Act by signing as a cosponsor today. 

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