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Get ready for more expensive gas

Next year, one of the state’s newly adopted climate policies, the low-carbon fuel standard, will take effect in our state. The legislation requires companies to blend biofuels or fund charging stations for electric vehicles. Although it has increased gas prices in California and Oregon, the governor and environmental activists claim it would cost Washington drivers nothing, while the prime sponsor testified it would cost no more than 2 cents per gallon.

“Don’t let anyone give you that swill that this will increase gas prices,” Gov. Jay Inslee said last year as he signed the bill.

Rep. Joe Fitz...


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