AUGUSTA, Maine (April 17, 2015) — Lawmakers in Maine are considering putting some limitations on the state's ethanol mandate.
According to the Specialty Equipment Market Association's (SEMA) Washington, D.C., staff, legislation to prohibit the sale and distribution of corn-based ethanol in Maine was signed into law in 2013. Under the new law, 10 other states or a number of states with a collective population of 30 million would have to enact a similar prohibition before the Maine law could go into effect.
This year, SEMA said, legislation has been introduced to amend the law to provide that this prohibition would take effect if only three other states have enacted laws prohibiting the sale of motor fuel containing corn-based ethanol.
More information is available on SEMA's Action Network (SAN) website.