BoatUS Government Affairs
Since its founding in 1966, BoatUS has been the voice of recreational boat owners on Capitol Hill and before the federal agencies in Washington. With the strength of over half a million members behind us, our mission has been to fight unfair federal taxes, fees and regulations that single out boat owners and to work with state agencies to promote boating laws that make sense.
News & Alerts
BoatU.S. Comments on the RFS
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency called for comments on the so-called "renewable volume obligations (RVOs)" for 2017. The RVOs make up the Federal mandate dictating how much ethanol must be mixed into the nation's gas supply required by the 2005 Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS) law. Click here to read our comments to the EPA, asking them to reduce the mandate for more and more ethanol that will limit boaters' fuel options.
BoatU.S. Supports New RFS/E15 Fix
Bipartisan legislation introduced by Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) would help ensure recreational boaters don’t put unsafe fuel in their boats. BoatUS is urging all boaters to contact their US Representative asking they support H.R. 704 - The Renewable Fuel Standard Reform Act of 2015. Read more about RFS/E15