Steeling Themselves for RFS Battle

Source: By Jeff Greenfield, Politico • Posted: Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The United Steelworkers, concerned that members who work in refineries are in danger of losing their jobs, are calling on members to sign a petition to make a change to the Renewable Fuel Standard that would shift which companies must comply with the program. Members of the union work in refineries in the Delaware River Valley believed to be in danger in part because of obligation costs from the program. The union has already put pressure on Rep. Bob Brady (D-Pa.) to get involved in the argument, joining refining giant Valero and billionaire Carl Icahn as major proponents of the change.