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By Joseph Claypoole
Washington State Journal 

Clean fuels bill approved by the House


OLYMPIA – A low carbon fuel bill passed the state House of Representatives Feb. 27 in a 52-46 vote with Republicans voting no.

Its next stop is the Senate.

The bill directs the Department of Ecology to institute rules requiring gasoline and diesel refineries to produce fuels that reduce greenhouse gas output.

Goals within the bill require emissions per unit of fuel to be 10% below 2017 levels by 2028, and 20% below 2017 levels by 2035.

The bill requires an annual report from the Department of Ecology and guidelines for a credit system for related companies that meet the new fuel emission...

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