Maine Bill to Curtail Ethanol Blended Gasoline Awaits Senate Consideration

Having already been approved by the House, legislation (LD 115) to prohibit the sale and distribution of corn-based ethanol if at least two other New England states pass a similar prohibition is pending consideration by the Maine Senate.

We Urge You to Contact Members of the Maine Senate (List Below) Immediately to Request 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 two of the other New England states, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont, have enacted laws that prohibit the sale of motor fuel containing corn-based ethanol.

DON’T DELAY!  Please contact all members of the Maine Senate to request support for LD 115.  Please e-mail a copy of your letter to Steve McDonald at  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. 

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