Low-carbon fuel standard hits rough patch in state Senate

Mar 5, 2020
Written by wpengine

Gov. Inslee’s third attempt to enact a low-carbon fuel standard in Washington State ran into stiff opposition during a recent hearing in the Senate.

More than 100 people turned out, many in opposition to ESHB 1110. According to an account in the online news source, The Lens, truckers in particular objected to how such a fuel standard would significantly increase fuel costs.

During the hearing, those who objected to the bill said it also would harm industries including retail, contracting and agriculture. Higher fuel costs would be passed on to retailers, who in turn would have to pass higher transportation costs on to consumers.

An account of the hearing is here.