16 CFR Part 306; Automotive Fuel Ratings, Certification and Posting; Project No. R811005
Not only has the EPA admitted that E-15 is harmful to small engines and older vehicles, but is now attempting to exempt E-15 from labeling. A study in Nebraska found that using corn crop residue generates more harmful greenhouse gases than traditional gasoline. Seeing the pattern of misguiding statements issued by the EPA over the past few years, it becomes harder to trust what they say. 19 car makers have stated not to use E-15 in their cars, 10 of which say that E-15 use will void their warranty. Harley Davidson and several other motorcycle manufacturers have also stated that use of E-15 will void their warranty. There is now a House Bill (HR875) that would halt the sale of E15 and commission an independent scientific study to determine all of the effects of E15 on an internal combustion motor. I believe that additional studies are needed before unleashing this destructive fuel on the public.