The hub receives domestic and international crude via ships and pipelines, temporarily storing the oil before sending it on to U.S. refineries. The Clovelly Hub receives oil from wells in Texas, the Gulf of Mexico and the U.S. mid-continent.
The 16 states and a handful of others are preparing to sue the Obama administration to block the rules permanently by arguing they exceed Obama’s authority. Bolstered by a recent Supreme Court ruling against the administration’s mercury limits, opponents argued that states shouldn’t have to start preparing to comply with a rule that may eventually get thrown out by the courts.
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