Proposed Amendments to the Fuel Rating Rule, FTC File No. R811005
Dear: Federal Trade Commission The FTC's proposed warning statement for Alternative Fuels containing ethanol, "MAY HARM SOME VEHICLES," is a gross misrepresentation of the fuel, and discourages the use of the fuel, which is the exact opposite of the intended purpose of the American Energy Independence and Security Act. Ultimately, it will only confuse the consumer. Furthermore, this same statement could be posted on every fuel pump in the United States and be equally true, for diesel will harm some engines (e.g. gasoline engines), gasoline will harm some engines (e.g. diesel engines), and so on. Growth Energy recommends instead to post, "For Flex Fuel Vehicles Only" on the label of Alternative Fuels containing ethanol. This clear and concise warning statement will protect against mis-fueling while not discouraging the use of Alternative Fuels containing ethanol. Please do not discourage against the use of Ethanol as Ethanol is our only domestic renewable fuel that is made in America by Americans!!!