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OPEI Deeply Concerned About EPA Ethanol Statement
Dec 14, 2009
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The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) announced that it remains concerned by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) response to the Growth Energy waiver on 15% ethanol as it overlooks the impact on hundreds of millions of outdoor power equipment used by consumers, such as utility vehicles, lawnmowers, chainsaws, snow throwers, and other affected equipment, including boats, ATVs, motorcycles and snow mobiles.

“EPA’s letter basically addressed the consideration of E15 for newer automobiles, but ignores the substantial non-automobile product families and the economic and safety issues related to their use,” said Kris Kiser, Executive Vice President at OPEI. “However, we’re pleased that EPA acknowledges more testing is needed.”

OPEI said that Department of Energy testing of mid-level ethanol blends on outdoor power equipment engines demonstrated performance irregularities and failure on tested product. “Should EPA allow higher levels for newer autos, we still face a daunting task of educating millions of consumers and labeling pumps to prevent possible mis-fueling that could potentially harm engine equipment and its users,” added Kiser.

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