West Virginia Resolution Urging EPA to Revoke E15 Program Dies as Legislature Adjourns

A concurrent resolution urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to revoke its decision to allow the sale of gasoline with fifteen percent ethanol (E15) until there is clear and convincing scientific evidence that it does not pose a risk to any gasoline-powered vehicle or equipment died when the legislature adjourned for the year.  Ethanol increases water formation which can corrode metals, plastics and rubber, especially over a period of time when the vehicle is not used.  Current high performance specialty parts along with the pre-2001 cars and parts may be most susceptible to corrosion.  Approximately 517,000 motor vehicles currently in West Virginia are from the pre-2001 era.  

Thank you to those who participated in supporting this resolution.

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