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Governor’s new climate proposals are more than 90% waste

The Governor unveiled his latest climate proposals today. Despite claiming we face a climate crisis, the proposals are centered around the least effective approaches to reduce CO2. … Low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS) The Governor’s proposal for a LCFS standard is designed to link to existing requirements in Oregon and California. The current price to reduce […]

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Puget Sound LCFS could cost $900 per household

While the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (PSCAA) considers a low carbon fuel standard (LCFS) within four counties, Governor Jay Inslee’s newly released proposed operating budget includes a similar LCFS proposal and $1.5 million in funding to implement the plan. It marks the third time legislators have looked at the idea which is already in […]

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Low-carbon fuel standard, requirements for ride-hailing companies among Gov. Inslee’s climate proposals

… The governor, during a morning news conference in Olympia, asked the Legislature to pass a low-carbon fuel standard, a requirement for ride-hailing companies to reduce their greenhouse-gas emissions, a bill to create a zero-emission vehicle program and legislation to “align Washington’s emission targets with the latest science,” which would make them more ambitious. An […]

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Davis: Big Concerns In 2020 Include Low Carbon, Gas Tax

Looking at the 2020 Washington legislative session, scheduled to get underway in a few weeks, what concerns Tom Davis with the Washington Farm Bureau?  The continued push for a Low Carbon Fuel standard in Olympia. “A lot of the conservation and environmental groups in the state have placed the low carbon fuel standard as their […]

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Puget Sound LCFS could add $.57 to gas prices

After its failed efforts to impose a low carbon fuel standard (LCFS) across the state during the last two legislative sessions, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (PSCAA) is now considering a LCFS that would only apply to King, Pierce, Snohomish and Kitsap counties. Some industry observers say the regional draft rule is intended to […]

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The false promises and high cost of the low-carbon fuel mandate

Imagine a politician bragging about a policy that would reduce air pollution by one percent, ten years from now. Would you be impressed? How about spending $38 to get $1 worth of environmental benefit? What if advocates promised that even though their policy didn’t create the farm jobs they promised last time, this time it […]

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Low carbon fuel standard stalls

ESSHB 1110, which would create a statewide low carbon fuel standard (LCFS), has hit a roadblock after it failed to clear an April 9 legislative cutoff date for bills moving through the Senate Transportation Committee, though theoretically it could be resurrected by state lawmakers if it is included in the operating budget. … One cause […]

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