BoatUS claims additional ethanol in fuel can harm boat engines

BoatUSApril 4, 2014 

— If you own a boat, you may have heard that a government mandate has been increasing the amount of ethanol in the nation’s fuel supply, which not only damages boat engines and fuel systems but can present safety concerns.

The Renewable Fuel Standard passed in 2005 mandated the increasing use of ethanol, which BoatUS – the Boat Owners Association of the U.S., with a coalition of world hunger, oil and gas industry, environmental, restaurant groups, petroleum distributors, meat and poultry producers and auto and power-equipment manufacturers – is now fighting to repeal. The standard no longer reflects America’s fuel use, which has been on a decline and is the opposite of the legislation’s assumptions, made nearly a decade ago.

No matter what side of the coin you’re on, it’s clear the RFS isn’t working for recreational boat owners. For video, visit

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