NMMA Reacts to EPA’s delay to set fuel standards

Published on November 24th, 2014

The Environmental Protection Agency announced November 21 that it will delay the final rule for the Renewable Volume Obligations (RVO) that tell refiners how much ethanol must be blended into the nation’s fuel supply. The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) issued comment on the delay, noting that their evidence clearly demonstrate that high ethanol fuel blends have been proven to cause damage to marine engines. NMMA states concern for manufacturers during a time of economic recovery, and that the Renewable Fuel Standard sets unrealistic fuel mandates and requires a correction by U.S. Congress. FULL REPORT

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