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‘This is bad policy’: Low-carbon fuel bill in Olympia would raise cost of gas, diesel

A bill addressing climate change, one of Gov. Jay Inslee’s goals for this legislative session, passed in the Washington House of Representatives on Saturday with support from Democrats. During a virtual floor debate, Republicans opposed the measure. … … Republicans say it could raise the price of gasoline for every Washingtonian by 57 cents and […]

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House passes LCFS bill amid concerns over cost, program effectiveness

The State House passed 3SHB 1091 on Feb. 27 which would create a low carbon fuel standard (LCFS). The measure moved forward following hours of debate and a variety of technical amendments. Prior to the 52-46 vote, Republican lawmakers unsuccessfully sought to add several amendments, including one that would preserve a provision in the 2015 […]

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Greens’ claims about costs of a biofuel mandate riddled with errors and contradictions

Low-carbon fuel standards increase prices. That reality is, however, politically inconvenient. Advocates of HB 1091, which would impose a low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS), continue to pollute the discussion with silly claims in an effort to hide what is a simple truth. Most recently, Climate Solutions published a two-page flier on the cost of the LCFS, […]

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Washington farm groups skeptical about promised clean fuels bonanza

OLYMPIA — Washington House Democrats are again moving to adopt a low-carbon fuel standard, and farm groups continue to be among those pushing back. The policy requires gasoline and diesel to have more alternative fuels such as ethanol and renewable diesel. Supporters say the mandate fights climate change and creates markets for farmers. Northwest Agricultural […]

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How the low-carbon fuel standard may hurt working class families

Governor Inslee and Democrats in Olympia are once again pushing a low-carbon fuel standard, in an effort to encourage greener options in the state fuel market. But critics argue that it will greatly cost the state and have little return on investment. Randy Pepple is with the group Affordable Fuel Washington and joined the Dori […]

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Cost is too high for Washington state low carbon fuel standards

Once again Gov. Jay Inslee is pitching a low carbon fuel standard plan for Washington state. And, yet again, it’s price tag at the pump is too much for state residents, particularly for farmers and long-haul truckers. … Washington competes with other states for businesses. We must remain competitive. In addition, many Washingtonians are hurting financially […]

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WA lawmakers should talk to farmers before pushing a low carbon fuel plan

For the fourth year, Gov. Jay Inslee is pushing a low carbon fuel plan for Washington state, and for the fourth year in a row the proposal still promises too little benefit to justify the extra cost at the gas pump. While the arguments for and against the plan haven’t changed much, this year proponents […]

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