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Oppose summer sales of E15
President Biden has announced that he will direct the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to issue an emergency waiver to allow for the sale of E15 during the summer months, as well as other actions to facilitate the sale of E15. 

The American Motorcyclist Association strongly opposes these moves. The AMA fought a similar waiver under the Trump administration to allow for year-round sales of E15 and even joined a lawsuit led by the American Petroleum Institute, which successfully overturned that proposal. 

None of the estimated 22 million motorcycles and ATVs in use in this country is certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to use fuel containing more than 10 percent ethanol by volume. E15, which contains 15 percent ethanol, is in fact illegal to use in motorcycles, boat engines, lawn mowers, chainsaws and other outdoor power equipment products. 

The planned EPA waiver is set to be finalized before summertime sales begin on June 1. E15 sales are traditionally barred between June 1 and September 15 due to the blends’ higher volatility, which contributes to smog in the warmer months. According to the White House, the EPA will also consider working with states to expand E15 availability and modifying labeling at the fuel pump. 

The AMA opposes modifying labels at the pump that could potentially misinform customers. The AMA instead advocates for stronger labeling at the pump to make the potential dangers of E15 clear and concise. The inadequacy of labeling can be seen in the rise of Unleaded 88, a fuel that contains 15 percent ethanol and is deliberately mislabeled.

The AMA is asking motorcyclists nationwide to make their voices heard and send a pre-written message to President Biden and EPA Administrator Michael Regan telling them to reconsider this misguided proposal that will increase the risk of misfuelling for motorcyclists, boaters, and other small engine owners while doing little to address the increased cost of fuel. 

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