September 18, 2013

AFPM Statement on California LCFS Ruling by Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

WASHINGTON – American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) President Charles T. Drevna issued the following statement in response to today’s ruling by the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals which found the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard to be constitutional: 

“AFPM is disappointed by the decision of a divided panel of the Ninth Circuit. The District Court explained compellingly why the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard violates the Commerce Clause of the Constitution. Although the LCFS is a California law, its broad reach and intended scope means that implementing the LCFS will have adverse consequences throughout the nation’s fuel refining facilities and supply chain far beyond California’s borders. AFPM will be evaluating its options regarding further court proceedings in upcoming weeks.”  


Contact: AFPM Communications

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AFPM, the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (formerly known as NPRA, the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association) is a trade association representing high-tech American manufacturers of virtually the entire U.S. supply of gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, other fuels and home heating oil, as well as the petrochemicals used as building blocks for thousands of vital products in daily life. AFPM members make modern life possible and keep America moving and growing as they meet the needs of our nation and local communities, strengthen economic and national security, and support 2 million American jobs.