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June 25, 2021

Inhofe Praises SCOTUS Decision; Major Win for Oklahoma Oil and Gas Producers

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), today praised the Supreme Court decision to overturn an appellate court ruling that had limited the Environmental Protection Agency's power to exempt struggling gasoline makers from requirements to blend ethanol into the nation's fuel supply. 

“The Supreme Court’s decision today is a major win for Oklahoma energy—and the right decision under the law. Small refinery exemptions protect thousands of jobs. Imposing arbitrary, unlawful limitations on refiners’ access to them is fundamentally unfair and ignores the intent and will of Congress. I’m pleased the Supreme Court recognized this. While the fight to protect refinery jobs from burdensome regulations is far from over, we have much to celebrate with this important and welcomed ruling. I urge the Biden administration to immediately grant additional exemptions to protect jobs and keep gas prices low. I will never back down in my support for small refiners who help power the machine called America.”


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