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Today's Federal Mandates for Ethanol May Cause Problems for All Kinds of Engines

American Petroleum Institute ConsumerFeature


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RECENT INDUSTRY-STUDIES SHOW THAT THE E-P-A'S "RENEWABLE-FUEL STANDARD"-REQUIREMENTS FOR DETERMINING THE AMOUNT OF ETHANOL THAT GOES INTO THE NATION'S FUEL-SUPPLY COULD SPELL TROUBLE FOR CONSUMERS.  ACCORDING TO THE "AMERICAN PETROLEUM INSTITUTE", THE MAJORITY OF VEHICLES ON THE ROAD TODAY AREN'T DESIGNED TO USE FUELS WITH MORE THAN 10-PERCENT ETHANOL.  INDEED, STUDIES SHOW THAT HIGHER ETHANOL-MANDATES FROM THE E-P-A MAY LEAD TO ENGINE-DAMAGE, NOT ONLY IN CARS--BUT ALSO IN LAWN-EQUIPMENT AND BOAT-ENGINES.  WHAT'S MORE, ONE STUDY PREDICTS THAT HIGHER ETHANOL-MANDATES COULD LEAD TO FUEL-RATIONING AND SUPPLY-SHORTAGES THAT COULD DRIVE UP GASOLINE-COSTS BY 30-PERCENT.  THAT'S WHY A-P-I IS CALLING ON LAWMAKERS TO REVISIT THE "RENEWABLE-FUEL STANDARD"--AND TO ENACT POLICIES THAT ALLOW CONSUMERS, NOT THE GOVERNMENT, TO CHOOSE THE BEST FUEL FOR THEIR VEHICLES.  A-P-I URGES INDIVIDUALS TO CALL THE WHITE HOUSE--AT 202/456-1111--AND TELL THE ADMINISTRATION TO FIX THE "RENEWABLE-FUEL STANDARD", AND TO PROTECT CONSUMERS FROM THE DAMAGE THAT'S CAUSED BY THESE FUELS.  TO LEARN MORE, VISIT "FILL-UP-ON-FACTS"-DOT-COM.


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