RFA and Growth Energy applauds high court denial of LCFS appeal

January 23, 2014 |

In Washington, in response to the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ denial of rehearing en banc in the litigation regarding California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Growth Energy issued the following statement:

“Today’s decision by the Court of Appeals to allow a clearly discriminatory LCFS to stand is a blow to California consumers. We will continue to evaluate all our options moving forward to assure that sound science and fair play ultimately prevail in this case. We are heartened that seven judges strongly dissented from the Court’s decision believing it merited further review, citing”

‘The majority opinion in this case upholds a regulatory scheme that, on its face, promotes California industry at the expense of out-of-state interests. The majority opinion also sanctions California’s clear attempt to project its authority into other states. Because the Constitution forbids such an expansive and discriminatory exercise of state power over interstate commerce, I respectfully dissent from our failure to rehear this case.’”

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