Maine governor issues executive order focused on ethanol

Maine Governor Paul LePage (R) has issued an executive order directing all state agencies to implement a purchasing preference for gasoline blended with 5% or less of ethanol, when the fuel is of a comparable cost to gasoline blended with a higher concentration of ethanol. The executive order also calls for the Office of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention within the Department of Health and Human Services to conduct a study regarding the human health effects of emissions produced by the combustion of ethanol containing gasoline and the effect of increasing ethanol blends on emissions. NMMA welcomes the Governor’s fact-based approach to concerns about the use of ethanol. For more information click here or contact David Dickerson, ddickerson@nmma.org