Gordon Tomb: EPA rule threatens Trainer refinery
Threatening the continued operation of Monroe Energy’s Trainer Refinery south of Philadelphia — and its hundreds of jobs — are renewable fuel compliance credits expected to hit historic highs this year under a federal proposal.
Independent refiners like Monroe Energy are already spending more on compliance credits “than on salaries, benefits, and capital expenses combined,” said Carl Marrara of the Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association (PMA) in testimony to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). “This is unsustainable.”
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