Clean fuels controversy: Energy, trucking groups sue to block low-carbon standard – The Oregonian (March 2015)

Source: The Oregonian SALEM — Three groups are suing Gov. Kate Brown and state environmental regulators to block the rollout of Oregon’s clean-fuels program. The lawsuit, filed Monday in federal district court in Portland, argues the program violates the commerce clause of the U.S. Constitution by discriminating against fuel importers and regulating out-of-state businesses. The challenge is brought by American …

Industry groups sue EPA for missing Renewable Fuel Standard deadlines – Platts, March 2015

Article Source: Platts Washington (Platts)–19 Mar 2015/3:45 pm EDT/19:45 GMT   The American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers and the American Petroleum Institute have sued the US Environmental Protection Agency for failure to issue the 2014 and 2015 Renewable Fuel Standard. In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in the US District Court for the District of Columbia, AFPM and API argued that …

AFPM Asks DOT To Clarify Its Position On Derailments

Source: American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers WASHINGTON – The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers President Charles T. Drevna sent the following letter to Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx in response to the Department’s failure to adequately address track integrity as a cause of train derailments: March 16, 2015 Dear Secretary Foxx, You have stated in the past that the Department …

Energy4US.org Introduction – March 2015

In recent years, some States have considered multiple policies that would only serve to increase costs to consumers and reduce the reliability and efficiency of transportation fuels. These schemes include “open fuel,” “clean fuel” and “alternative fuel” mandates; carbon taxes; and outright bans on gasoline and diesel produced from specific areas. These policies, if implemented, inject uncertainty into the marketplace, …

Meet Tom Steyer, Mr. Gas Tax

Recently the media finally confirmed what Secure Our Fuels has been warning for months: California billionaire activist Tom Steyer is joining forces with anti-fossil fuel groups in the Northwest to pour millions of dollars into state elections to “handpick” state legislators that will carry out his costly agenda. While it’s well known that Steyer is spending big dollars backing candidates …

Battle Over Fuel Prices Coming to the Northeast

“On the East Coast, advocates of cleaner fuels are preparing to renew their fight” – Politico Consumers across the country today are enjoying economic advantages and increased energy security thanks to North American energy abundance.  As the New York Times reports, even as unrest continues to unfold in oil-producing regions of the world, Americans are being shielded from price shocks …