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By Chris Cargill
Washington Policy Center 

Olympia 'swill' will hurt Washington families


August 18, 2022

They claimed it wasn’t going to happen. But now, we know for certain that gasoline prices in Washington state will begin to take a huge jump next year.

No, we don’t have a crystal ball. And no, this isn’t an issue of price gouging or “greedy” oil companies. This time, the blame can be centered right on Olympia.

State lawmakers, you’ll remember, recently passed a carbon tax and low carbon fuel standard. In order to get support for the low carbon fuel standard legislation, they insisted time and time again that it wouldn’t have an impact on gas prices.

In fact, Gov. Jay Inslee s...

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