Proposed Amendments to the Fuel Rating Rule, FTC File No. R811005
The proposed warning statement for Alternative Fuels containing ethanol, "MAY HARM SOME VEHICLES," is a misrepresentation and discourages the use of the fuel, which is the exact opposite of the intended purpose of the American Energy Independence and Security Act. I suggest using "For Flex Fuel Vehicles Only" on the label of Alternative Fuels containing ethanol. The FTC's proposed label for Alternative Fuels containing ethanol is orange in color, a color that is often used for warning purposes, and which further portrays a negative image of the fuel. When combined with an inappropriate warning statement, it will all but ensure that very few consumers ever choose to use either E85 or Mid-Level Ethanol Blends. I support Growth Energy recommendation to use a dark blue label with white lettering.