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Deadline to Appeal Extended to March 24

Ask the Administration to Appeal the 10th Circuit’s Decision Regarding Small Refinery Exemptions

In January, the 10th Circuit vacated small refinery exemptions (SREs) issued to three refineries under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)—including CVR Energy’s Wynnewood, Oklahoma, refinery. The 10th Circuit improperly held that small refineries must have “continuously” received SREs in every year since 2006 to be eligible. The 10th Circuit further held that Congress intended small refineries to either “figure out” how to achieve annual compliance with the RFS or decide whether it “made sense to…remain in the market.” In other words, comply or close your doors.

We believe the 10th Circuit’s decision is wrong and are working diligently to convince both the White House and the EPA to appeal this ruling. However, we need your help to make sure they hear us loud and clear. The future of the Wynnewood refinery and its 630 employees and contract workers are counting on us.

Please join us in contacting President Trump at (202) 456-1414 or www.whitehouse.gov/contact/, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler at (202) 564-4700 or Wheeler.Andrew@Epa.gov and your elected officials before the March 24 deadline to appeal.

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