Senate EPW committee to hold oversight hearing on the future of E15 PLEASE ACT NOW!

American Iron Magazine and the American Motorcyclist Association urges you to tune in to a live webcast of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee tomorrow, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 9 a.m., discussing the future of domestic renewable fuels.

The webcast may be viewed by visiting the EPW’s website and clicking on the link to the live webcast.

The EPW Committee exercises oversight over the Renewable Fuel Standard, part of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, which sets the minimum requirements for the number of gallons of ethanol that must be blended in the nation’s fuel supply.

In recent years the RFS has required increasingly larger amounts of ethanol to be included in the fuel supply. This has led to the increased use of E15, a mixture of fuel that is potentially harmful to motorcycle and all-terrain vehicles engines, as well as small powered-equipment engines.

On Nov. 29, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule that would modify the blending requirement for 2014. This would slow the introduction of E15 into the retail marketplace.

Send your senators a letter today asking them to support the EPA’s decision to recognize market realities and slow the release of E15, a potentially dangerous fuel that has yet to be proven safe for any of the 22 million motorcycles and ATVs currently in operation. You can send a prewritten message by clicking the “Take Action” button above.

For a complete background on the E15 issue, go to http://www.americanmotorcyclist.com/rights/amafuelforthought.aspx.

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