Supreme Court declines review of California’s LCFS

By Staff | September 01, 2014

In late June, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to take up a challenge to the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal’s September 2013 ruling on California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard. That ruling found that the LCFS program is constitutional, overturning a prior ruling that it violates interstate commerce laws. A legal battle over the program has been ongoing for several years.


The Renewable Fuels Association and Growth Energy were among the groups that petitioned the Supreme Court to review the lower court’s decision. “We are extremely disappointed that the Supreme Court has declined to review the Ninth Circuit’s decision, despite the broad support for the petition—including 21 states. We will continue our efforts to protect the American biofuel industry and the national interest and will continue to ensure that all consumers have access to low-priced, American-made biofuels,” said the RFA and Growth Energy in a joint statement.