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If passed, the low-carbon fuel mandate would have been the first one developed in the entire United States.
So why was the mandate not approved?
According to U.S. District Court Judge Lawrence O'Neill, who is based in Fresno, Calif. and who blocked the mandate, believed the low-carbon fuel rules would have defied the Constitution's commerce clause by discriminating against biofuels and crude oil producers that did not operate in California.
Various individuals, including members of the Consumer Energy Alliance, tended to agree with the judge, believing the decision will ultimately help California residents.
"Today's decision.....struck down a misguided policy that would have resulted in even higher fuel costs for Californian consumers while increasing the cost of business throughout the state," said Consumer Energy Alliance Executive Vice President Michael Whatley.
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