Schoesler: Fuel price rising
January 12, 2023
CHENEY — A local lawmaker says two environmental laws from the Democratic-controlled Legislature and Gov. Jay Inslee that took effect Jan.. 1 are already causing a fuel price increase.
Republican Sen. Mark Schoesler of Ritzville, who represents the 9th Legislative District, said the
Washington Independent Energy Distributors Association is reporting the increase in less than a week of new laws taking effect.
Wholesale gasoline and diesel prices have risen statewide as a result of the “cap-and-tax” law and the law creating a low-carbon fuel standard, he said the association reported...