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AFPM petitions review of California fuel standard

Hydrocarbon Engineering,

The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM), together with the American Trucking Associations (ATA) and the Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA), filed a petition to the US Supreme Court to review California’s low carbon fuel standard.

The petition for writ of certiorari is to review the judgment of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Rocky Mountain Farmers Union vs. Corey. The request for Supreme Court review follows a decision made on 22nd January by the Ninth Circuit to deny rehearing in a case that focuses on the constitutionality of California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS).


AFPM General Counsel, Richard Moskowitz, commented: “California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) discriminates against fuel produced outside the state and is an unlawful expansion of California’s regulatory authority to control the manner in which fuel is produced outside its borders.

“Moreover, AFPM believes that the harm the LCFS impermissibly inflicts on interstate and foreign commerce is too great to ignore, and therefore, we have asked the US Supreme Court to hear the case.”

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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