Maine Bill to Prohibit Ethanol Blended Gasoline Amended and Approved by Legislature

Legislation (L.D. 115) that originally prohibited the sale and distribution of corn-based ethanol if at least two other New England states pass a similar prohibition was amended and approved by the Maine Legislature.  Under the amendment, 10 other states or a number of states with a collective population of 30,000,000 would have to pass the prohibition before the Maine law could go into effect.  LD 115 will now be sent to the governor for his signature and enactment into law.    

We Continue to Urge You to Contact Governor LePage (Contact Info Below) Immediately to Request His Support for LD 115

  • LD 115 recognizes that ethanol increases water formation which can then corrode metals, plastics and rubber, especially over a period of time when the vehicle is not used.  Current high performance specialty parts along with pre-model year 2001 cars and parts may be most susceptible to corrosion.
     
  • LD 115 recognizes that the life span of vehicles and equipment can be dramatically reduced with the wrong fuel and that owners could be confronted with break downs. Anti-corrosion additives are available for each purchase of gasoline but can become expensive, burdensome and require consumer education.
     
  • LD 115 recognizes that there has been an inability to obtain unblended gasoline for engines that may be damaged by ethanol.
     
  • LD 115 would not take effect until at least 10 other states or a number of states with a collective population of 30,000,000 have enacted laws that prohibit the sale of motor fuel containing corn-based ethanol.

DON’T DELAY!  Please contact Governor Paul LePage to request his support for LD 115.  Also, please forward this Alert to your fellow car enthusiasts.  Urge them to join the SAN and help defend the hobby! Thank you for your assistance. 

Maine Governor Paul LePage

Office of the Governor
#1 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0001 

Office Telephone:  207-287-3531
Fax:  207-287-1034
Electronic Message: http://www.maine.gov/governor/lepage/citizen_services/ideas-suggestions.shtml

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