It was also noted that the families of two active duty helicopter pilots killed over the weekend would not receive the government's $100,000 death gratuity due to the government shutdown. Meanwhile, the dreamers were not inconvenienced by the government shutdown.
Green Energy/"Global Warming" Scam Will Cost 1,100 Folks Their Jobs
Philadelphia Energy Solutions, owner of the largest U.S. East Coast refinery, said on Monday its plan to emerge from bankruptcy hinges on whether it can shed existing biofuel obligations under the country’s renewable fuel laws.
The company’s bankruptcy plan sets up the latest debate between U.S. refiners and ethanol producers over renewables policy. The Trump administration could also wade deeper into the fray should the Pennsylvania refinery, which has some 1,100 workers, face closure.
PES does not have enough cash to comply with the nation’s renewable fuel laws in 2016 and 2017, according to its Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing on Monday.
Regulatory liabilities are given high priority in bankruptcy proceedings, but the government has provided relief in past cases, particularly when there is a political dimension, experts have said.
The U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is a Bush-era law that requires refiners to blend biofuels like ethanol into their fuels or buy credits from those who do.
PES is short some 267 million credits to comply with the program, the company said its Monday filing. It also plans to sell $150 million worth of credits to help emerge from bankruptcy.
And People Wonder Why "We" Have A Drug Problem
Dealing Heroin in Boomtown: Sentenced To 14 Days Already Served
What a great country: Woman pleads guilty to possession of heroin with intent to deliver and was sentenced to 366 days in prison, with 352 days suspended. Northwest District Judge Benjamen Johnson gave Tompkins, 36, credit for 14 days she’s spent in jail, so she was released Friday. As part of a plea deal, multiple drug charges Tompkins was facing were dismissed.
Link here. Something tells me if the word got out that she had been sentenced to ten years a lot of heroin dealers in North Dakota would have left the state. But the word on the street: dealing heroin in North Dakota, big rewards, little risk.