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


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


Dear President Trump:

On behalf of the 345,000 members of the United Association of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the United States and Canada, I write again regarding my continuing concern with the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). However, today I write applauding news of your decision to advance a rule that would allow all Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) associated with all exported biofuel to be used for RFS compliances... Read the Full Letter

January 30, 2018-  Dear Mr. Pruitt:

As Governor of the State of Delaware, please let this serve as my request that you exercise the waiver authority contained in Clean Air Act Section 211 (o)(7)(A)(i) to reduce the nationwide renewable fuel volume mandates in order to provide relief to the refiners in Delaware and elsewhere grappling with tremendous operational impediments due to the current and proposed volume mandates.... Read the Full Letter

December 1, 2017 - Dear Administrator Pruitt:

The escalating and unjustified RINs prices are creating a severe economic hardship for refiners, small retailers, consumers, skilled labor, and others.

Texas companies directly suffer from spiked RNs prices. During previous RINs spikes, Texas merchant refiners lost as much as 64 percent of stock value.2 While it is true that some companies have made money off of expensive RINs, the majority of refiners are hurt by them.

I am formally requesting an appropriate waiver of the renewable volume obligation under RFS consistent with Section 21 l(o)(7) of CAA and reasonable use of enforcement discretion in order to address implementation issues and stabilize the RINs market at relative concentrations closer to those originally anticipated by Congress and predicted by EPA at the outset of the program... Read the Full Letter

November 22, 2017- Dear Administrator Pruitt:

Please accept this petition under section 211(o)(7)(A) of the Clean Air Act. Pursuant to this provision, you are authorized to avoid the risk of severe economic harm to a state, a region, or the entire Nation arising from the requirements imposed by the renewable fuel standard ("RFS")... Read the Full Letter 

November 14, 2017 - Dear Governor Reynolds, 

As you know, I, along with eight other Senators representing states whose constituents depend on a strong and robust refining industry, recently requested that President Trump convene a meeting with us and our colleagues representing various Midwest states, to discuss elements of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Our goal in requesting this meeting is simple; to bring together diverse interests in an effort to come together and find a mutually beneficial outcome that will help both Iowa corn growers as well as protect blue-collar, refinery jobs that are at risk in too many states across our great nation. 

One of the main issues in RFS policy that has recently come under particular scrutiny is Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs). As you know, refiners must meet their annual obligation under the RFS by submitting a set amount of credits, or RINs. Unforunately, RIN prices - an artificial government-created construct-continue to skyrocket and the result is hurting refiners and the men and women they employ across the country... Read the Full Letter

November 7, 2017 - Dear Madame Chairman, 

We write today with concerns about possible market manipulation in the compliance trading system used for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)'s Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program, known as the Renewable Identification Number (RIN) market. We believe RIN market manipulation - and the resulting market volatility - is negatively affecting the economic stability of East Coast refineries. We ask that your agency investigate and end any possible RIN market manipulation under the jurisdiction of the Federal Trade Commission's Petroleum Market Manipulation Rule. 

Over the past four years, RIN prices have fluctuated widly. Since earlier this year alone, they have spiked over 200 percent. This price volatility creates great uncertainty for obligated parties, especially for merchant refineries like the ones along the East Coast that have limited capability to blend biofuels into thier products and need RINs to comply with the RFS program's requirements.... Read the Full Letter

November 2, 2017 - As Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, I am requesting that you excercise the waiver authority in Clean Air Act Section 211 (o)(7)(A)(i) to reduce the nationwide renewable fuel volume mandates in order to prvide relief to refiners in Pennsylvania and elsewhere that are struggling to remain operational given the current and proposed volume requirements. This request is based upon the high cost of compliance associated with the RFS and the impact these costs have on the continued viability of the oil refining sector in the Northeast, as well as on the local and regional economies... Read the Full Letter

October 25, 2017 - Dear President Trump

If your administration does not make adjustments or reforms on matters related to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), it will result in a loss of jobs around the country, particularly in our states.

We request that within the next three weeks you convene a meeting regarding the RFS and pro-jobs policies with us, our Senate colleagues who previously lobbied you on behalf of the ethanol industry, and relevant members of your administration, to discuss a pathway forward toward a mutually agreeable solution that will also save refining jobs and help unleash an American energy renaissance... Read the Full Letter

October 20, 2017 - Dear Mr. President, 

I write to ask your assistance in protecting hundreds of good paying energy sector jobs in Philadelphia and the surrounding area. Specifically I bring to your concern that the high cost of compliance with the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Renewable Identification Number (RIN) credit is undermining the continued viability of the oil refining sector in the northeast. I would like to work with your Administration to develop a path forward that lowers the compliance costs and protects these good paying, familiy sustaining jobs... Read the Full Letter

Letter that the CEO's of Four Refineries sent to President Trump


October 18, 2017 - Dear President Trump: 

We strongly support your administration's recent review of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Specifically, recent media reports suggest your EPA may be considering a policy to treat exported gallons of biofuel the same as domestically consumed biofuel under the RFS program. Doing so would not only bolster the golas of the RFS and boost domestic renewable fuels production, but also provide much-needed regualtory relief for merchant refiners... Read the Full Letter

October 6, 2017 - Dear President Trump:

We write to ask your assistance in supporting thousands of well-paying energy sector jobs in Phildelphia and the surrounding area. Specifically, we are concerned that the high cost of compliance with the Renewable Fuel Standar (RFS) through the submission of Renewable Identification Number (RIN) credits is undermining the continued viability of the oil refining sector in the Northeast. We ask that your administration address RINs in an effort to reduce compliance costs and support thousands of well-paying jobs in Pennsylvania's energy sector... Read the Full Letter