E15 fuel poses a threat to the engines in tools and vehicles that millions of Americans use each day. Studies have shown that fuel with 15% ethanol (“E15”) can harm engines and fuel systems in cars. Lawnmowers, leaf blowers, snowmobiles, and other gas-powered equipment and boats can have compatibility problems as well.
Mandating high-ethanol fuels could also hurt our economy by raising the cost of doing business due to market uncertainty and higher delivery and equipment costs.
In addition, one of the main ingredients in ethanol is corn. Because of this, the RFS is driving up grocery costs for consumers. If we don’t speak up, the RFS has the ability to continue hurting families and small businesses. To protect our economy, food prices, and engines, our leaders in Washington need to repeal this unworkable mandate.