Big Oil Asks Congress to Do What the Courts Denied

Biofuels & Climate Change

“This contention is meritless.” Doesn’t “withstand scrutiny.” “Ignores salient facts.”
That was the judgment of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit on Monroe Energy and PBF Energy’s challenge to the 2013 Renewable Fuel Standard. The companies asked the Court to vacate the entire RFS for 2013, claiming the blendwall makes it impossible for them to comply with the RFS and EPA did not use its waiver authority to reduce biofuel use. “Neither contention is persuasive,” was the Court’s assessment.
Nonetheless, the so-called Smarter Fuel Future Coalition – led by the petroleum refiners – today descended on Capitol Hill to try and convince Members of Congress of the exact same arguments.

Please let your Congressmember – especially Reps. Goodlatte (R-Va.), Womack (R-Ark.), and Costa (R-Calif.) – know that they should also find these arguments meritless.

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