SEMA eNews Vol. 18, No. 12, March 19, 2015

Maine Bill to Prohibit Ethanol-Blended Gasoline to Be Considered by Committee

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

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A bill will be considered by the Joint Environment and Natural Resources Committee to amend Maine's ethanol prohibition law, Thursday, March 26, 2015.

   

In 2013, SEMA-supported legislation to prohibit the sale and distribution of corn-based ethanol in Maine was signed into law. Under the new law, 10 other states or a number of states with a collective population of 30 million would have to enact a similar prohibition before the Maine law could go into effect.

This year, legislation has been introduced to amend the law to provide that this prohibition would take effect if only three other states have enacted laws that prohibit the sale of motor fuel containing corn-based ethanol. The bill will be considered by the Joint Environment and Natural Resources Committee, Thursday, March 26, 2015.

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

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