Organisation Name
Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA)
InfluenceMap Query
Renewable Energy Legislation
Data Source
Media Reports
 
 

Score for this Data / Query Cell

-1.12

InfluenceMap has researched and collated the following pieces of evidence associated with the data source and query indicated above. Extraordinary information is indicated by a coloured flag in the upper right corner. Evidence items in order of data inputted with exceptional items first.

 

Not supporting energy legislation

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Taking legal action against renewable energy legislation (Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, June 2012)

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In June 2012, the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) and the Western States Petroleum Association filed a lawsuit in the D.C. Circuit Court, challenging the EPA’s Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) volume mandate decision for 2012. Specifically, it challenges EPA’s decision to require refiners to blend domestic fuel with cellulosic ethanol, an absolute volume mandate, or pay a penalty. [...] The lawsuit alleges that in denying the waiver, the EPA is essentially implementing a hidden fuel tax to consumers because it forces refiners to purchase credits representing a fuel that is not yet commercially available. In denying the petition, the EPA said that the organizations had ample opportunity to raise their arguments in response to the two notices of proposed rulemaking but failed to do so. This is case is currently pending.

Created: 18/09/2015 Last edited: 14/11/2017

 

Not supporting renewable energy legislation

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Evidence suggests not supporting renewable energy legislation in SB350 (Naples Herald, October 2015)

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Gov. Jerry Brown dramatically increased California’s climate-change goals on Wednesday, committing the state to use renewable energy for half its electricity and make existing buildings twice as energy-efficient in just 15 years. Brown tried for an even stronger measure that also would have enforced a 50 percent drop in petroleum use by 2030, but was defeated by oil interests. He called that a short-term setback, and insisted that the world needs to wean itself off fossil fuels as quickly as possible.Catherine Reheis-Boyd, president of the Western States Petroleum Association, said petroleum remains a “safe, reliable and affordable” energy source and that the state already requires clean-burning fuels.

Created: 29/09/2016 Last edited: 29/09/2016

 

Not supporting renewable energy legislation

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Directly advocating to policymakers to repeal California's Low-Carbon Fuel Standard Program (Argus Media, August 2016)

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California governor Jerry Brown (D) had been in talks with legislative leaders and stakeholders this summer in an effort to win a super majority vote for SB 32, with groups such as the Western States Petroleum Association pushing for a deal in which the state would end its Low-Carbon Fuel Standard Program. But Brown, Pavley and others opposed the trade-off.

Created: 14/11/2017 Last edited: 24/01/2018

 

Not supporting energy legislation

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Petitioning the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to oppose specific elements of the Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS) (Ethanol Producer Magazine, May 2012)

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Petroleum groups have been opposed to the cellulosic biofuels portion of the RFS since it took effect in 2010. The groups contend that without a history of production, obligated parties should not be expected to include the fuels in required RFS volumes. On Jan. 20, the American Petroleum Institute, the National Petroleum Refiners Association (now known as American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers) and the Western States Petroleum Association used this reasoning in a petition filed with the EPA, asking the agency to retroactively waive its 6.6 million gallon 2011 cellulosic biofuel requirement, noting that the EPA Moderated Transaction System indicated no cellulosic biofuel renewable identification numbers (RINs) had been generated between July 1, 2010 and Oct. 1, 2011.

Created: 21/09/2015 Last edited: 01/08/2017

 

Not supporting renewable energy legislation

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Not supporting the California low carbon fuel standard (Press-Enterprise, May 2017)

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The Western States Petroleum Association says the low-carbon program already adds about 5 cents to a gallon of gasoline on top of state, federal and local sales taxes. “The Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) is an ineffective program – its best success has been in raising consumer costs at the pump,” said Catherine Reheis-Boyd, WSPA president in an email.

Created: 22/05/2017 Last edited: 22/05/2017

 

Not supporting renewable energy legislation

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Evidence suggests not supporting Washington's low-carbon fuel standard (Komo News, January 2018)

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A Washington state House committee on Tuesday approved a measure that would require fuel producers and importers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with gasoline and other transportation fuels. Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon, a Seattle Democrat who sponsored House Bill 2338, said it's an opportunity to reduce air pollution, spur clean fuel technologies and carbon emissions from the transportation sector, which accounts for the largest share of the state's total greenhouse gas emissions. [...] HB 2338 directs the Department of Ecology to adopt a clean fuels program similar to ones in California and Oregon. It would require fuel producers to reduce the carbon emissions associated with their products 10 percent below 2017 levels by 2028. The program would begin in 2020. [...] Greg Hanon, a lobbyist with Western States Petroleum Association, urged the House environment committee to evaluate the potential costs to consumers and the uncertainty over whether fuel blends exists to supply the market and to determine how much it would cost the state to implement the program.

Created: 24/01/2018 Last edited: 24/01/2018

 

Opposing renewable energy legislation

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Opposing Senate Bill 350 which included renewable energy targets (The San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center, November 2015)

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The Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA), the largest and most powerful corporate lobbying group in Sacramento, set a new record for spending in one quarter when it spent an amazing $6,750,666.60 lobbying state officials in the third quarter of 2015 against Senate Bill 350, Senate Bill 32 and other environmental bills it opposed.

Created: 06/11/2015 Last edited: 14/11/2017

 

Not supporting renewable energy legislation

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Taking legal action against low carbon fuel standards (PR Newswire, March 2015)

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The Western States Petroleum Association, through legal counsel, today asked the Oregon State Court of Appeals to review the state's newly adopted LCFS Rule. It is the position of WSPA and its member companies that Oregon's low carbon fuel standard program is infeasible and could do irreparable damage to the state's energy market. Through today's action WSPA asked the Court of Appeals to also recognize that the LCFS rules are illegal.

Created: 14/11/2017 Last edited: 14/11/2017