Houston, TX – The 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals decision to uphold California’s Low Fuel Carbon Standard will keep a costly program on the books that has the potential to strap California drivers with gasoline prices significantly higher than the current $4.03 average that they are paying today, said Consumer Energy Alliance Executive Vice President Michael Whatley.

Michael Whatley:

“This is bad news for energy consumers. The court is upholding an untested program that even the EPA has no plans to pursue. Study after study has concluded that an LCFS would unnecessarily raise gasoline and diesel prices, leading to significant decline in GDP. Even with the court’s ruling Consumer Energy Alliance will continue our campaign to educate lawmakers and consumers on what can be done to keep fuel affordable – both in California and across the United States.”

Consumer Energy Alliance is a plaintiff in the case, Rocky Mountain Farmers Union vs. Corey. Others included: Rocky Mountain Farmers Union; Redwood County Minnesota Corn And Soybean Growers; Penny Newman Grain, Inc.; Rex Nederend; Fresno County Farm Bureau; Nisei Farmers League; California Dairy Campaign; Growth Energy; Renewable Fuels Association; American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers Association, Fka National Petrochemical & Refiners Association; American Trucking Associations and Center For North American Energy Security.

AAA reported this week gasoline prices have been above $3.00 a gallon for the past 1,000 days.