SEMA eNews Vol. 16, No. 9, February 28, 2013

West Virginia Resolution Urges EPA to Revoke E15 Program

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

West Virginia Delegate Gary Howell has introduced a concurrent resolution urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to revoke its decision to allow the sale of gasoline with 15% ethanol (E15) until there is clear and convincing scientific evidence that E15 does not pose a risk to any gasoline-powered vehicle or equipment. Among other things, the resolution recognizes that ethanol increases water formation, which can then create formic acid and corrode metals, plastics and rubber, especially over a period of time when the vehicle is not used. Current high-performance specialty parts, along with the pre-’01 cars and parts, may be most susceptible to corrosion. 

For more information, visit the SEMA Action Network (SAN) website. For details, contact Steve McDonald at stevem@sema.org.

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