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Oregon Gov. Brown to Inslee: Put the idea of a fuel tax ‘back on the shelf’

… Every day, Oregonians and Washingtonians cross our shared border for work, commerce and recreation. Our communities, our economies and our peoples are linked. That’s why, if Washington leaders are advancing a policy that impacts the working families on our side of the river without benefit, I expect, at the very least, the common courtesy […]

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Little, Wasden call on Inslee to stop fuel tax on Idahoans

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little and Attorney General Lawrence Wasden sent a letter to Washington Governor Jay Inslee today calling on him to step in and stop Washington’s dangerous proposals to increase the cost of fuel for Idahoans. Democrats in the Washington Legislature are pushing a package of bills that would tax fuel shipped […]

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Oregon House Republicans testify before Washington Legislature to fight for hardworking Oregonians

Rep. Boshart Davis and Rep. Brock Smith oppose proposal to fund Washington road projects by taxing Oregonians

SALEM, Ore. – Representative Shelly Boshart Davis (R-Albany) and Representative David Brock Smith (R-Port Orford) spoke up for Oregonians today during the Washington State Legislature’s House Transportation Committee. The two Oregon legislators spoke in opposition to an “exported fuel tax” proposal from Washington Democrats to levy a new tax on 90 percent of Oregon’s transportation […]

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Washington state legislators propose tax on Oregon drivers’ fuel

The 400-mile Olympic Pipeline carries gasoline, diesel and jet fuel from refineries in northern Washington state, such as BP Cherry Point shown here, to a distribution hub in Portland, Oregon. Democrats in charge of the Washington Legislature are proposing a new tax on gasoline and diesel fuel destined for Oregon, Idaho and Alaska to partially […]

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OPINION: Lawmakers must reject costly, ineffective fuel mandate

In the midst of the greatest economic downturn of our time, state lawmakers are pursuing legislation that would significantly increase fuel costs for Snohomish County families, farmers and businesses. In addition to a proposed gas tax hike and a carbon fee, legislators are once again considering a low carbon fuel mandate that would substantially increase […]

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Opinion: Data doesn’t support clean fuel standard claims

A recent opinion piece in the Business Journal urged legislators in Olympia to adopt a clean fuel standard for economic and environmental reasons. However, based on the results of this fuel mandate in California and Oregon, also known as the low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS), many of those claims are not supported by actual data. First, […]

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“Poison pill” amendments could kill LCFS bill

The state Senate voted 27-20 on April 8 in favor of E3SHB 1091, a measure which would create a low carbon fuel standard (LCFS) program in Washington state. … However, now several senate Democrats who voted in favor of the bill have made it clear that various changes made to the House-approved version must remain […]

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