WASHINGTON, April 25, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that on Thursday, April 26, about 100 workers from independent merchant oil refineries owned by Monroe Energy, Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) and PBF Energy will rally for their jobs in Washington, D.C., bringing the urgent need for Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) reform to Senate's lawn.
Last month, refinery workers met with dozens of senators and representatives to raise awareness about how the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) use of Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) to track RFS compliance threatens thousands of family-supporting, community-sustaining jobs across the country.
A growing number of elected leaders from both parties have already joined the USW, other unions and independent refiners to call for RFS reform that benefits consumers and protects oil jobs without significantly impacting the ethanol industry.
Sporadic negotiations at the White House have been taking place between the EPA, legislators, refiners and ethanol lobbyists, but the parties have not yet found an acceptable compromise.
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Who: About 100 workers from independent oil refineries whose jobs are threatened.
What: Rally for renewable fuel standard reform that protects refinery jobs without harming the ethanol industry.
When: From 1 – 2 p.m., Thursday, April 26, 2018
Where: On the grass across the drive from the east Senate steps