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December 17, 2010

- Homeowners, lawn and landscape businesses, the forestry industry, municipalities, park services, schools and other users should avoid using E15 fuels in outdoor power equipment due to potential safety risks and performance problems- Alexandria, VA – October 13, 2010 – The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) today advised outdoor power equipment users to be aware of new fuel coming on the market with higher levels of ethanol that could harm equipment sitting in their garages, tool sheds and maintenance buildings.  Over two hundred million pieces of outdoor power equipment could be at risk of product failure or voided warranty, including [.....]

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December 17, 2010

On December 20, 2010, the newly formed Engine Products Group comprising the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (Alliance), The Association of International Automobile Manufacturers, Inc. (AIAM), the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), and the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) filed a petition challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision to grant a partial waiver approving the sale of gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol (E-15) for 2007 model year and newer passenger cars and light trucks.

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July 15, 2010

Ethanol Could Cause Problems For Some Engines

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April 27, 2010

Alexandria, VA – September 3, 2008 – AllSAFE members welcome EPA’s recent enforcement letter addressing the need for proper labeling, potential harm from “mid-level” ethanol in gasoline-only vehicles and engines. ALLIANCE FOR A SAFE ALTERNATIVE FUELS ENVIRONMENT

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April 15, 2010

The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute, Inc.) Alexandria, VA – March 6, 2009 – The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) today announced that it has serious concerns with a premature rush to 15 percent ethanol (E15) or other mid-level fuel blends as being suggested by pro-ethanol producers. Without a formal waiver process through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and a continued misinterpretation of test results from a recent Department of Energy (DOE) report, introducing E15 and higher fuels to the marketplace for existing equipment pose serious risks to American consumers and businesses.

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December 1, 2009

Alexandria, VA – December 1, 2009 – The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) today announced that it remains concerned by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) response to the Growth Energy waiver on 15 percent 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 [.....]

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