Founded in 1966, the National Boating Federation (NBF) is the largest non-profit, nationwide alliance of recreational boating organizations. The Federation is composed of boating and yacht clubs and their associations representing over 2,000,000 of America's recreational boaters.
Immediate Action Needed From Public & Recreational Boaters in the Fight Against E15
All recreational boaters and boating organizations across America, now is the time to respond and support Boating United and the National Boating Federation in our fight against E-15.
Speechless. The EPA recently announced its plans to increase the country's ethanol mandate to historic levels. That's right, despite the science and facts about the harms of ethanol, the government is doubling-down on its handout to corn farmers and ethanol producers.
But the government can't just quietly inflate the levels of ethanol in our fuel without hearing first from the public. They have to collect comments until July 27th—the easiest way to submit a comment, and tell the EPA to reverse course, is right here, right now with Boating United.
To make matters worse, in a gift to the ethanol industry, the White House is handing them a $100 million check to install blender pumps across the US. These are the pumps equipped to dispense E15 and higher blends at your local gas stations. You've got that right; the government is doing everything it can to force E15 into our fuel.
Unless we stop them.
If you are afraid of what ethanol can and will do to marine engines, water quality and the environment, then you need to comment. (And while you're at it, you'll be asked to send a quick note to your legislators to encourage them to step in and stop the EPA.)
If our industry fails to speak up now, you better believe E15 will be at your corner station before you know it. And that's bad for boating and for business.
Tell the EPA: No More Ethanol
Message from Coast Guard Chief Acquisition Officer, Rear Admiral Ronald J. Rabago
This updated Strategic Plan, the Blueprint for Continuous Improvement, Version 5.0, provides the overarching strategic direction and enterprise objectives that CG-9 will focus on during the next two years and beyond. The goals articulated in this plan, as well as associated objectives and measures, enable the Coast Guard to successfully continue acquiring and delivering assets, systems and services critical to mission execution.
Click here to view or download... Please note that this report is 61 pages long.
The USCGAuxiliary publication, eBeacon, helps us to understand Electric Shock Drowning:
Electric Shock Drowning, or ESD is a little-known and often-unidentified killer whose deaths and injuries are entirely preventable. In just four months last summer, there were seven confirmed ESD deaths and at least that many near misses; in all likelihood, dozens more incidents went undetected. Every boater and every adult who swims in a freshwater lake needs to understand how it happens, how to stop it from happening, and what to do — and not to do — if they ever have to help an ESD victim.
What every boater needs to know about Electric Shock Drowning (ESD)...
A Reminder About Ethanol in Gasoline
The National Boating Federation hopes your summer boating season is going well!
This is a reminder about a few of the risks of using high ethanol blends in your boat's gas tanks. We encourage you to pass it on to your membership.
Risks of using high ethanol blends may include:
Corroded and rotted fuel lines
Destruction of gaskets
Helpful links (source):
The National Boating Federation continues to monitor the use of ethanol in gasoline and works to help repeal or reform the EPA's Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program.
NMMA Partners with OPEI on "Look Before You Pump" Ethanol Education Campaign
"Look Before You Pump" ethanol education campaign. NMMA is now distributing 'Look Before You Pump' messaging and materials to our membership and other stakeholders.
Created by the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), an international trade association representing 100 small engine, utility vehicle and outdoor power equipment manufacturers and suppliers, the 'Look Before You Pump' campaign helps consumers protect their boat, other non-road vehicles, and outdoor power and small engine equipment investments. Read more...
Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund
The Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund serves as the backbone for conservation funding in the United States, and is a critical funding pool for a diverse set of important state and national recreational fishing and boating programs.
USCG Posts Results of Recreational Boating Survey Results
Recreational boating is one of the most widely enjoyed forms of outdoor recreation in the United States, and understandably so. Our nation’s spectacular waterways, including the oceans, Gulf of Mexico, Great Lakes, thousands of inland lakes, reservoirs and the many river systems, offer breathtaking boating opportunities nationwide.
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