Nebraska Withdraws Bill to Restrict Consumer Information on Ethanol Content in Gasoline

Persuaded by opposition from the SEMA Action Network (SAN), legislation (L.B. 698) to remove labeling requirements on pumps dispensing ethanol-blended gasoline has been “indefinitely postponed” in Nebraska.  Current law in Nebraska requires labeling when gasoline contains 1% or more alcohol, including labels for pumps dispensing E10.  The bill would have made it impossible for enthusiasts to know whether the gasoline they put into their vehicles contained any ethanol, making unintentional misfueling and engine damage more likely.  L.B. 698, or similar measures dealing with ethanol labeling, could be revived in the 2012 legislative session. SAN maintains that you have a right to know what blend of ethanol you are putting in your older collector cars.

Thank you and congratulations to all who participated in opposing this bill!