Support Legislation to Prevent Misfuelling

Last month, Representative Lois Frankel (D-FL-21) and Representative Austin Scott (R-GA-08), members of the Congressional Boating Caucus and strong advocates for the recreational boating industry, reintroduced bipartisan legislation to more clearly define and label fuel blended with more than 15 percent ethanol (E15) at pumps to protect consumers from misfuelling.

The Consumer Protection and Fuel Transparency Act addresses a crucial policy priority for the recreational boating industry and would better protect engines negatively affected by E15- such as those in recreational boats – by clearly labeling E15 at the pump and warning consumers about the harmful impacts of misfuelling.

E15 expansion in the marketplace has led to widespread misfuelling resulting in compromised emissions controls, increased safety concerns, and financial burdens to consumers. E15 destroys engines in a wide range of commonly used consumer products, including recreational boats, yet most Americans are unaware that E15 poses a threat to their engines.

Industry stakeholders are invited to take action on the industry’s grassroots platform, Boating United, and urge their members of Congress to support the bipartisan Consumer Protection and Fuel Transparency Act to improve misfuelling mitigation requirements at the pump.

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