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Gov. Jay Inslee’s low-carbon fuel standard
faces tough road ahead in Washington
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Posted By: Ron_lfp, 3/4/2020 12:05:30 AM

Gov. Jay Inslee’s campaign to clamp down on greenhouse gas emissions from the state’s transportation fuels, a high-profile goal throughout his two terms in office, faces a difficult road as the Washington state Legislature heads into the final two weeks of its session. Legislation passed by the House of Representatives calls for a 20% reduction of the carbon intensity of these fuels by 2035 over 2017. (snip) But for a second year in row, the House legislation risks dying in the state Senate Transportation Committee, where the chairman, state Sen. Steve Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens, has been hostile to this clean-fuels standard.

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And dozens of loggers parked their trucks on the Capital grounds and went inside to testify the damage it would do them.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Trigger2 3/4/2020 2:28:39 AM (No. 336260)
Voters keep doing the same stupid thing - electing dictatorial dumb demonrats.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds 3/4/2020 5:36:42 AM (No. 336310)
And the eastern half of the state, the one with little in the way of populace, suffers from the econazis on the Coast...
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Smart11344 3/4/2020 1:55:14 PM (No. 336787)
Inslee is not the brightest bulb as far as Governors are concerned. Washington state is run by nothing but blue, left wing progressives. None of them have never found a new tax they didn't like. Currently there is a bill in our state congress that would add somewhere to 50 cents to 60 cents a gallon to gasoline and diesel fuel, which would include home heating oil. I can't use the words I'd like to use as to what I think about that.
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