SEMA eNews Vol. 14, No. 12, March 24, 2011

Bill to Restrict Consumer Information on Ethanol Content in Gasoline to be Considered by Nebraska Legislature

SEMA-opposed legislation to change labeling requirements on gas pumps across the state so that labeling is only required when gasoline contains 11% or more alcohol has been introduced in Nebraska. A previous version of the bill eliminated labeling requirements all together. Current law in Nebraska requires labeling when gasoline contains 1% or more alcohol, including labels for pumps dispensing E10. If enacted, the bill would make it impossible for enthusiasts to know whether the gasoline they put into their vehicles contains any ethanol, increasing the chances of misfueling and engine damage. The bill has been approved by the Agriculture Committee and is pending on the floor of the Nebraska Legislature. 

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