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Industry Groups Announce Intent to File Brief in Support of Speculative Position Limits

The Commodity Markets Oversight Coalition filed a Motion for Leave to Participate as Amicus Curiae with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on the case regarding speculative position limits for commodities (International Swaps & Derivatives Association, et al v. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, No. 12-5362).


The document announces the coalition’s intent to file an amicus curiae brief and requests the court’s approval to file a separate brief in support of the CFTC. We are confident the court will respond favorably to our request. The document also provides the court with a preliminary list of organizations supporting our brief. This list continues to grow and we will provide a full list to the court upon the filing of our brief.


The original filing deadline for the brief was March 28th but the Court recently suspended the briefing schedule. We expect briefs will now be due sometime in April.


Preliminary list as of March 13, 2013:


Airlines for America

American Bakers Association

American Feed Industry Association

American Public Gas Association

American Trucking Associations

California Independent Oil Marketers Association

Connecticut Energy Marketers Association

Empire State Petroleum Association

Fuel Merchants Association of New Jersey

Gasoline and Automotive Service Dealers of America

Industrial Energy Consumers of America

Maine Energy Marketers Association

Massachusetts Oilheat Council

Mississippi Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Store Association

Montana Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association

NAFA Fleet Management Association

National Association of Shell Marketers

National Family Farm Coalition

National Farmers Union

National Grange

National Latino Farmers & Ranchers Trade Association

New England Fuel Institute

New York Oil Heating Association

Oil Heat Council of New Hampshire

Oilheat Council of Long Island

Oilheat Institute of Rhode Island

Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Stores of Iowa

Petroleum Marketers Association of America

Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund (R-CALF) USA

Utah Petroleum Marketers and Retailers Association

Vermont Fuel Dealers Association

Washington Oil Marketers Association

West Virginia Oil Marketers and Grocers Association

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