Proposed $261 Fine on Certain Rail Cars May End Up Costing Spokane Much More

This fall, voters in Spokane will be asked to decide on a proposal to fine oil-carrying rail cars $261 apiece if they pass through the city. That’s the question on the ballot at least. But voters will be deciding on so much more, including potential legal bills and a lengthy court fight.  Continue reading

Washington's Clean Air Rule: Good Intentions, Wrong Approach

We all want clean air, healthy communities, and to do our part to reduce carbon emissions. That’s because a healthy environment is a big part of what makes Washington a great place to live, work, and do business. And as a leader in clean energy, Washington State plays a key role in setting an example for the rest of the country when it comes to reducing emissions. Continue reading

Many Hispanic Families are Disproportionately Affected by Higher Fuel Costs

For many Hispanic families, keeping fuel prices low isn’t just about protecting our pocketbooks – it’s about making ends meet. Washington State has the third highest gas prices in the country, just after Hawaii and California. A big part of this cost can be attributed to state fuel taxes which, at 49.4 cents per gallon, are the second highest in the country. Continue reading

A New Coalition to Keep Fuel Affordable in Washington

Affordable Fuel Washington (AFW) launches today with a broad coalition of employer associations and concerned citizens from around the state. An advocacy organization, AFW will work with lawmakers and in local communities across Washington to support policies that keep fuel affordable. Continue reading