SEMA eNews Vol. 16, No. 26, June 27, 2013

Maine Bill to Prohibit Ethanol Blended Gasoline Signed Into Law

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff 

SEMA-supported legislation to prohibit the sale and distribution of corn-based ethanol in Maine was signed into law by Governor Paul LePage. Under the new law, 10 other states or a number of states with a collective population of 30,000,000 would have to enact a similar prohibition before the Maine law could go into effect.

Earlier this year, a bill to prohibit the sale of gasoline that contains corn-based ethanol as an additive at a level greater than 10% by volume was also signed into law. This law would not take effect until at least two other New England states have enacted laws that prohibit the sale of gasoline that contains corn-based ethanol at a level greater than 10% by volume. 

For details, contact Steve McDonald at stevem@sema.org.

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