- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 24, 2015

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Oil, trucking and manufacturing groups have opened a second front against Oregon’s low-carbon fuel rules.

The Eugene Register-Guard (https://bit.ly/1EO0b5k) reports three groups representing the interests filed a federal court suit Monday alleging the rules are unconstitutional because they discriminate against out-of-state fuel providers in order to promote in-state biofuels.

The groups are the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers, American Trucking Associations and the Consumer Energy Alliance, whose backers include oil companies and large manufacturers.

Two weeks ago, the Western States Petroleum Association asked the state Court of Appeals to block the new standards, arguing that rules made by state regulators exceeded the authority granted by lawmakers.

Earlier this month the Legislature extended the standards aimed at reducing the amount of carbon in car and truck fuels over the next decade.

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Information from: The Register-Guard, https://www.registerguard.com

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