Contact your local gas company or brand corporate office (E.G. Shell, B/P, Mobil, Exxon, Hess, Quik-Trip, Marathon, Valero, ® etc.) and your local fuel distributors, fuel terminal and oil refineries...
James W. Caldwell,Office of Transportation and Air Quality, Mailcode: 6406J,
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460;
The American Petroleum Institute (API) is the only national trade association that represents all aspects of America’s oil and natural gas industry. They speak for the oil and natural gas industry to the public, Congress and the Executive Branch, state governments and the media.
1220 L Street, NW Washington, DC 20005-4070 Phone: 202-682-8000
Boat US - Boat Owners Association of The United States
"Since its founding in 1966, BoatUS has been the voice of recreational boat owners on Capitol Hill and before the federal agencies in Washington. With the strength of over half a million members behind them, their mission has been to work with state agencies to promote boating laws that make sense, and ..."
Alexandria, Virginia Executuve Office: 880 South Pickett Street Alexandria, Virginia 22304 Phone: 800-245-BOAT (2628)
NMMA - The National Marine Manufacturers Association
The nation’s leading trade association representing boat, marine engine and accessory manufacturers.
231 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 2050 Chicago, IL 60604 Phone: (312) 946-6200
Who will this petition and data collected be sent to?
Answer: We will forward all petitions completed to the EPA (EPA.GOV - Environmental Protection Agency) and ACE (ETHANOL.ORG - American Coalition for Ethanol).
ACE currently has a "Fuel Choice Petition" online, but it neglects to include non-ethanol fuel, despite President of ACE Lars Herseth's statement that he believes "fuel not blended with ethanol" should be an available "choice".
The data included in petitions submitted will be analyzed and organized and may be sent to others who would benefit from this information. This may include (as appropriate) major engine manufacturers, specialty groups that advocate for engine types such as those for the marine industry, lawn equipment industry, aircraft, etc.
See contacts listed below - For more organizations/companies you may wish to contact directly regarding ethanol problems, use and availability issues.
Is my name and contact information required?
Yes, you must include at least one method to contact you (active email account is sufficient) in event accuracy of petition you submitted is questioned; Your legal name may be abbreviated or disguised + street address is not required, but state and country must be included (for obvious reasons). Your contact information will be kept confidential. Data you include (E.G. engine model and damage e10 caused) will be used for statistical reports to support the urgency of ethanol-free pump availability. Including honest and factual information is very important.
What is the deadline to submit petition?
There is no exact deadline date at this time, when we will stop accepting completed petitions - But we encourage all to submit ASAP; We hope to finalize and summarize results sometime in 2012.
Can I submit more than one petition?
Duplicate submissions will be ignored, but if the data you submitted changes (E.G. Your location and engine type), by all means feel free to submit another petition to include this information.
How many petitions do you expect to collect?
Considering there are hundreds of thousands, and possibly millions of engines adversely affected by E10 gasoline, we have set a minimum target of 10,000 submissions so that our goal to obtain legislation to assure ethanol-free fuel choice will be seriously considered and accepted.
Who is paying for the time and costs involved to obtain signatures for this petition?
All actions and expenses involved in gaining support for this petition is unfortunately the sole responsibility of Fuel-Testers, a small private company.
Expenses incurred for E10 education and advocating for the public regarding ethanol-blends of gasoline is paid for by our personal funds and any profits earned from the sale of fuel test kits we offer.
We encourage and appreciate your efforts to share this petition with others. Website links, inclusion in newsletters, word-of-mouth and many other forms of advertising exist. Plus, financial support (donations for this cause) would be very helpful and appreciated.
Why did Fuel-Testers company chose to sponsor this petition now?
After almost 10 years of hearing (daily) the problems encountered by those forced to use E10 blends of gasoline (due to the rapidly diminishing supply of non-ethanol gas pumps) we believe the time has come for the public and companies adversely affected by E10 gas to join together to gain the power necessary to overcome the current trends that are limiting our fuel choices.
There are many reasons that convinced us to publish this petition now; Including the recent EPA approval for E15 gas (a wrong decision since manufacturers do not warranty or approve of this new gas type), ACE's (Ethanol.org) recent release of a "Fuel Choice" petition that only includes E85 and higher blends of ethanol. Plus, the complete lack of availability of ethanol-free fuel in our neighborhoods (Long Island, New York and Atlanta Georgia) and our government's misguided belief that they are entitled to decide "what" consumers are allowed to buy, is unacceptable to us.
November 2010 - Petition form "Ethanol-Free Fuel Choice" prepared by Fuel-Testers/MLR Solutions, a private company that provides consulting services, education and testing equipment/products to the public.
* We urge commenters to include details, data or specific examples in support of their need to purchase and use gasoline that does not contain ethanol alcohol.
Only stating "I want non-ethanol fuel" without including specific reasons WHY you need and require ethanol-free fuel is almost meaningless in the current pro-ethanol political climate.
The data obtained from summarizing, analyzing and presenting the specific problems E10/E15 fuel has caused to so many will have a huge impact on the future decisions rendered by the EPA and others in the ethanol and fuel industry.
A description of the specific problems (inconvenience and/or engine performance or damage issues), added expense you have experienced, and inclusion of your engine models negatively affected by ethanol in gas will clearly support why you require ethanol-free fuel to be available in your area.
Summary of petition comments and data submitted will be added here later this month. Check back soon!
As a consumer, I should be able to decide and buy my choice for the best fuel type, recommended by my engine's manufacturer for all of my gas-powered motors. Today, the EPA, ACE, ethanol producers, and other government, private and public companies, control that decision.
My right to choose NON-ethanol fuel (gasoline without alcohol) has been in recent years limited, controlled or taken away by those companies and regulating agencies who wrongly believe that the E10 fuel type is safe, appropriate and manufacturer-approved for all conventional engine types.
The EPA's recent unwarranted approval and introduction of a new conventional E15 gas type which will contain 50% more ethanol than approved by all current manufacturer recommendations/warranties, is further substantiation that choosing the most appropriate gas type at the pump should be determined by the engine owner. For those who choose to use higher ethanol blends, it should only be allowed in manufacturer-approved engines with E85 fuel (85% ethanol) used only in specially-designed flex fuel vehicles.
I own or use engine(s) that require and/or perform best on NON-alcohol fuel types, including:
(Include engine year, type, model and manufacturer gas recommendations, if applicable)
Due to the limitation of only ethanol-blends (E10 gas) being sold in my neighborhood of, _________________________
I have experienced negative and unnecessary consequences and added expense. (Include town, county, state).
Details of problem(s) caused by ethanol alcohol added to conventional gasoline included below or attached.
* Yes ___ No____ N/A____
Widespread availability of "premium" alcohol-free gasoline is one of many simple and effective solutions to assure appropriate fuel choices for all U.S. consumers.
I request the EPA pass legislation that would guarantee both "choice and availability" of a non-ethanol fuel type at public gas station pumps.
By signing this petition, I join thousands of other voices that believe the EPA must immediately take action to protect my right and freedom to choose a non-ethanol gas type, by requiring the availability of an alcohol-free gas pump in every town and/or 10 mile radius area where gas is sold to the public.