FAJC Statements

Statement on PA Reps to Trump Letter

FUELING AMERICAN JOBS COALITION

September 18, 2018- The Fueling American Jobs Coalition issued the following statement in response to the Pennsylvania Congressional delegation letter sent to President Trump in regard to the negative impact of the RFS on the state’s constituents and economy:
The FAJC commends the Pennsylvania Members of Congress, led by Senate candidate Rep. Lou Barletta, for taking a strong stance on behalf of the state’s vitally important refining sector... Read the Full Statement 

July 20, 2018- The Fueling American Jobs Coalition issued the following statement in regards to the Fourth Circut Court of Appeals decision: 

The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit just handed down an important decision in Ergon-WV v EPA arguing that the EPA’s denial of a small-refiner exemption (SRE) under the federal renewable fuel standard (RFS) was arbitrary and capricious... Read the Full Statement 

July 18, 2018- The Fueling American Jobs Coalition issued the following statement in regard to today’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) field hearing in Michigan:

Today, the EPA is asking witnesses to address its proposed renewable volume obligation (RVO) for the renewable fuel standard (RFS) program for 2019 and biomass-based diesel volumes for 2020... Read the Full Statement 

Statement on Pruitt's Resignation From The EPA

FUELING AMERICAN JOBS COALITION

July 6, 2018- The Fueling American Jobs Coalition (FAJC) released the following statement on Pruitt’s Resignation from the EPA:

Some in the biofuels industry have suggested that successorship at EPA was in some way related to implementation issues regarding the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) or consideration of small-refiner exemptions (SREs). Nothing could be further from the truth... Read The Full Statement

June 26, 2018- The Fueling American Jobs Coalition (FAJC) released the following statement regarding the proposed 2019 renewable volume obligations released by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) earlier today:

The Fueling American Jobs Coalition credits EPA for adhering to precedent in its proposed rulemaking establishing the 2019 volume obligations for the RFS program while making progress on pushing forward much needed RIN market reforms...Read the Full Statement 

Rebuttal to Ethanol Demand Destruction

Fueling American Jobs Coalition

June 1, 2018  - Over the last several weeks, ethanol advocates have argued that small refinery exemptions (SREs) and consequent reduced RINs costs have reduced demand for ethanol.

However, when more accurate EIA monthly data is reviewed and when ethanol executives speak on their own earnings calls, a very different picture emerges. … Read the FAJC Rebuttal

April 12, 2018 - The Fueling American Jobs Coalition issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s remarks today in at a White House meeting with Senators and Governors:

"The President’s statements today on the need to help refinery workers and his acknowledgement about the tough circumstances many refiners are facing, in large part due to persistently excessive RIN costs, are encouraging."... Read the Full Statement 

March 21, 2018 - Yesterday, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue addressed a National Press Club audience in part discussing biofuel issues.  The Fueling American Jobs Coalition has several reactions to his statements on the RFS program.

 “First, we were glad to hear the Secretary acknowledge what he termed ‘intense discussions about the solution’ - a candid admission that problems exist with current implementation of the RFS program."... Read the Full Statement 

March 16, 2018- The Fueling American Jobs Coalition issued the following statement: 

"The Coalition is pleased that the Administration is continuing to have discussions on a win-win solution that would expand the market for biofuels and contain the high-RINs costs that are threatening blue-collar refining jobs.  One thing is for certain: any deal must include real RINs cost containment if the Administration is to hold faith with thousands of refinery workers in Pennsylvania and across the nation."... Read the Full Statement 

Statement on EPA Settlement With PES

Fueling American Jobs Coalition

March 13, 2018- The Fueling American Jobs Coalition issued the following statement:

"Administrative action on RINs is still important and necessary." ...Read the Full Statement 

Statement on White House Meeting on RFS Reforms

Fueling American Jobs Coalition

Feburary 27, 2018- The Fueling American Jobs Coalition released the following statement on today’s meeting at the White House led by President Trump on RFS reforms:

Members of the Fueling American Jobs Coalition were informed that President Trump led a meeting Tuesday of key Senators and senior Administration officials to resolve significant problems associated with implementation of the renewable fuels standard, or RFS... Read the Full Statement 

Statement on the PES Rally in Philadelphia

Fueling American Jobs Coalition

February 22, 2018 - The Fueling American Jobs Coalition issued the following statement:

“Today, Senator Ted Cruz and Congressman Lou Barletta addressed a large and enthusiastic audience of refinery workers from throughout the Greater Philadelphia region on problems associated with the credit trading system under the renewable fuels standard...Read the Full Statement.

January 22, 2018 - The Fueling American Jobs Coalition today released the following statement regarding the bankruptcy announcement this weekend of Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES):

“What we’re seeing happen at PES is exactly what we’ve been warning about for many months. The Renewable Fuels Standard is not working the way it should and needs to be fixed... Read the Full Statement

December 18, 2017 - The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) recently attacked petitions the Governors of Pennsylvania and Texas filed with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reduce the requirements of the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS).  

Unfortunately, RFA’s document contains much more fiction than fact and represents a complete misrepresentation of how the fuel supply chain works.  In fact, it perpetuates several fictions meant to support RFA’s joint lobbying efforts with “Big Oil” to maintain an RFS that incentivizes making more money on RINs than expanding biofuel use.  Here’s the real fact versus fiction...Read the Fact Sheet

 

November 28, 2017 - Watch as manufacturing and refinery workers ask President Trump to help protect their jobs and agree to take a meeting with nine Senators who want to discuss common sense reforms to the EPA's flawed Renewable Fuels Standard. If the administration doesn't act soon, thousands of well-paying manufacturing and refining jobs could be lost because of the high burden that the RFS places on independent refiners...Click for Full Video

October 30, 2017 - Washington, D.C. – The Fueling American Jobs Coalition announced today the launch of “Betray,” a new ad campaign urging President Trump to stop caving to the ethanol lobby. If the president doesn’t change course, he runs the risk of turning his back on the American manufacturing workers who helped make his presidency a reality. Fueling American Jobs Coalition’s members include a wide range of U.S. companies including independent refiners, unions and small businesses.

“Betray” refers to President Trump’s failure to consider any reforms to the outdated Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), which protects windfall profits for large integrated oil companies and massive fuel retailers, while placing an unfair burden on independent fuel refiners and gas stations. The president’s refusal to fix the RFS could put 75,000 to 150,000 U.S. jobs at risk... Read the Full Press Release

October 9, 2017 - Monroe Refinery in Trainer, Pennsylvania

Watch highlights from our rally last month as Congressman Pat Meehan (R-PA), Congressman Ryan Costello (R-PA), Congressman Bob Brady (D-PA), numerous local elected officials, and hundreds of refinery workers braved a driving rainstorm and called on President Donald Trump to fix the RFS and protect thousands of well-paying refining and manufacturing jobs! Click for Full Video

August 1, 2017 – Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials heard compelling, in-person arguments that true reform of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) starts with changing the “point of obligation” for blending biofuels into our nation’s gasoline supply. At an EPA-sponsored hearing on the agency’s proposed 2018 volume standards, key representatives of refineries, small gasoline retailers, unions and others showcased data highlighting the tens of thousands of good-paying refining jobs at risk if EPA fails to reform the program.... Read The Full Release

Statements on the August 1st EPA Hearing on the Agency's Proposed 2018 Volume Standards and its Relation to the Point of Obligation and RFS