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SEMA joins other groups, calls for repeal of E15 mandates

GasBuddy Blog -- SEMA is hopping on the bus, joining other auto and pro-motorist organizations calling for the EPA to abolish E15 mandates that could lead to engine damage for unsuspecting motorists who fill up with higher ethanol concentrations in older vehicles.

The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) said it has joined a number of other trade associations in sponsoring "Smarter Fuel Future," a website aimed at raising awareness about the economic and environmental threats posed by the country's current biofuels policy.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) policy permits the sale of gasoline with 15 percent ethanol (E15) content in order to meet what SEMA called "artificial demands to sell biofuels."

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WanderDan
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 7:53:53 PM

ok
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prius22
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2013 1:48:21 AM

Good
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 8:30:59 PM

I heard this morning that the NY Times is getting OFF the global warming bandwagon.
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CapriceWagon
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Message Posted: Jan 9, 2013 8:04:24 AM

I'd think SEMA would be all over modifying cars to operate on the E15
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Vette1967
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 3:29:10 PM

Get rid of it if it can't increase fuel mileage and be safe for engines using it.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 3:55:32 AM

EtOH never was the answer.
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dongo50
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 5:00:46 AM

no ethanol
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 3:55:05 AM

WanderDan: welcome to the entertaining world of GasBuddy :)
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WanderDan
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 10:54:07 AM

the articles are one thing... the ENTERTAINMENT is in the posts people make. just can't decide if I should laugh at or cry about viewpoints of many people.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 5:39:31 AM

my2nd: I agree. Corn is food, not fuel.
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my2nd66gto
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 6:00:00 PM

KEEP CORN ON THE KITCHEN TABLE...NOT IN MY ENGINE!!!!
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 3:16:23 PM

Hope we can get rid of ethanol all together
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ber5
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 1:30:45 PM

yea, seems to be a trend.. except for the numnuts at the epa.. ethanol protection agencey!
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 2:40:36 AM

EtOH has never been the answer. No matter the question.
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SammyAdams
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:53:52 PM

The EPA is an out-of-control unconstitutional agency of the Federal government created by "Executive Order" and has NO LEGAL BASIS to issue mandates of any sort. Abolishing the EPA would be a good start.
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bston
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:36:37 PM

No ethanol for us!
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lesndave
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:18:42 PM

Stop it, stop it now. We don't need E15!
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SUV2009
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 1:13:29 PM

No E15 needed as it will not help us.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 11:25:47 AM

Better still, repeal the EPA. Everybody knows that this is ridiculous, just change it already and be done with it. First they mandate increased mileage then they mandate fuels that ruin ruin mileage. Only from D.C. District of Criminals.
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darkform
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:51:44 AM

The problem may not be with the EPA. The EPA is responsible for developing and implementing regulations to ensure that transportation fuel sold in the United States contains a minimum volume of renewable fuel (i.e. ethanol). The Renewable Fuel Standard was created under the Energy Policy Act of 2005, and later expanded by Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. The 2007 Act increased the volume of renewable fuel required to be blended into transportation fuel from 9 billion gallons in 2008 to 36 billion gallons by 2022. These Acts were proposed by congress and signed into law by W. Bush. In order to meet these requirements, a the percentage of ethanol was increased.

The best way to change it is to write your congressman, get them to amend the Act, then there will not be a need for an E15 mandate.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:48:41 AM

need to get rid of that *** added to gasoline
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:33:30 AM

Good.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:47:53 AM

good, we need more people to stand up against ethanol.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:47:03 AM

As I have said before:
Make a different size nozzle, use a different color on the pump handle, and sell it alongside the real thing, and then I will support it.

That is my list of demands, otherwise, stuff it!
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:40:17 AM

EAT corn
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:36:57 AM

No more ethanol.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:32:52 AM

Needs to be done.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:32:07 AM

Dead engines.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:31:09 AM


The E15 mandates need to be repealed.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:30:43 AM

When the EPA approved the E15 use, it did so for the 2002 and newer cars. It seems to me that decals, different sized pump nozzles, etc. could be easy solutions to prevent people from accidentally using it on equipment they shouldn't. So far, I haven't found a single station that is selling it, so most of these articles are scare tactics by folks with their own agenda. I haven't read a single article where E15 has been used in the real world and caused damage.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:30:16 AM

I can make my own ethanol but won't do it because I'm smart enough to not ruin my engine trying to use it as fuel.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:30:01 AM

The EPA under the OBIMINATOR Administration is not just permitting the sale of E15 fuel, their virtually demanding it be used. And they are doing this knowing full well that it is Hazardous to Engines and the Environment while costing food prices to Sky Rocket on Corn Products. This Government Dictatorship is a Disaster to this Country.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:29:00 AM

I agree, waste of time and expense
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:28:40 AM

Repeat.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:28:06 AM

E10 or E15 is bad
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:27:59 AM

OLD NEWS
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retbpd
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:27:16 AM

This is just great. Gas is going to damage our vehicles and they won't even tell us which stations do or don't have E15
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:27:04 AM

just do it!
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:26:40 AM

Use corn for food not cars
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:25:39 AM

Okay
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:24:23 AM

Like i always said i never did believe in ethanol and still don't.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:24:08 AM

Will the Gov't ever learn the ethanol is bad for engines?
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:23:48 AM

Repeal at "E" mandates.
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What did you expect from something named the opposite of progress.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:22:24 AM

We should have the option to decide whether or not we want ethanol or not.....We don't!
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:22:21 AM

how about we use the food to feed the hungry and just continue to work on conservation...
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:20:54 AM

Don't you just love bureaucratic speak? "EPA policy permits the sale" when the truth is EPA mandates the sale.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:20:19 AM

ethanol doesn't belong in gas
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:18:32 AM

The politicians can afford premium so they don't care about ethanol in their fuel.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:14:59 AM

Why should the politicians and greenies care what a bunch of "hot rodders" have to say?
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