16 CFR Part 306; Automotive Fuel Ratings, Certification and Posting; Project No. R811005 #00297

Submission Number:
00297
Commenter:
Charles Needham
State:
Texas
Initiative Name:
16 CFR Part 306; Automotive Fuel Ratings, Certification and Posting; Project No. R811005
I strongly urge the FTC to examine the proposals concerning adding additional ethanol to gasoline. The EPA has determined that ethanol (15% or more) will cause damage to older vehicles, heavy duty vehicles, motorcycles and especially off road vehicles. The idea of adding more signage at the pump is not enough to protect consumers from the ill effects of ethanol to their vehicles. The better way to protect the consumer includes additional pumps (like diesel pumps) and color schemes so consumers can make a choice of what to use. I also question the additional production of methanol using corn syrup. This process, according to a University of Nebraska study, greatly increases greenhouse gasses. The Federal Trade Commision should be protecting the American consumer. Please make the protection of the consumer your top most priority in establishing rules in certifying and labeling Methanol increased fuel blends