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Issue statement following reports that the administration will appeal the Tenth Circuit’s decision

WASHINGTON—Sens. John Kennedy (R-La.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Pat Toomey (R-Penn.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and James Lankford (R-Okla.) today issued a statement following reports that President Trump will appeal the Tenth Circuit’s decision on small refineries.

“We’re encouraged by the reports that the administration will appeal the Tenth Circuit’s decision on small refineries. Thousands of blue collar workers’ jobs are at stake if the ruling were to stand. We’re grateful for President Trump’s commitment to the hardworking men and women of small refineries, and look forward to working with the administration to ensure follow through on the President’s decision,” the senators said.

Last week, multiple senators sent a letter to President Trump urging him to continue fighting this erroneous decision to invalidate hardship relief for small refineries under the Renewable Fuel Standard.