Maine’s Department of Energy Proposing Ban on E15

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is proposing to introduce legislation that would ban gasoline blends higher than 10 percent ethanol. The language is being finalized by the DEP and has not yet been introduced.

If lawmakers do pass an E15 ban it would only go into effect if two other New England states also ban the blended gasoline. To date, no other New England states have any bans in place. This legislation appears to have the support of Maine’s residents particularly because of the voided auto warranties due to E15 damage.