Houston, TX – Consumer Energy Alliance Exec. VP Michael Whatley raised concerns the Supreme Court decision to deny a request to review the judgment made by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Rocky Mountain Farmers Union v. Corey, No. 12-15131, which challenged California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS).
The Supreme Court is leaving important Constitutional questions unanswered and leaving in place an LCFS program which discriminates against fuels that come into California from out of state. Not addressing this issue will cause further distortions in the transportation fuel markets and will raise gasoline and diesel prices for drivers all across the state. We are going to continue to work with lawmakers to develop public policy that protects energy consumers from higher prices while at the same time addressing concerns to the environment.
Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA), American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM), and the American Trucking Associations (ATA), filed a petition for writ of certiorari to the Supreme Court of the United States to review the judgment on March 21, 2014.