Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement regarding today's meeting with President Trump:
"Forcing refineries to buy unaffordable Renewable Identification Number credits, which have no intrinsic value and serve only as a compliance mechanism for the Renewable Fuel Standard, threatens to destroy thousands of family-supporting jobs in Pennsylvania. Ideally, we would abolish the obsolete, counterproductive RFS regime altogether as it is a blatant, corporate welfare program for the ethanol industry. Failing that, we must, at least, reform this system to provide needed relief for refineries across the country. I appreciate the President's constructive leadership to fix the broken RINs system."