What You Should Know: The Supreme Court and the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard

The Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) is back in the news today as the United States Supreme Court decided against considering three petitions challenging the constitutionality of the California program. While we are disappointed the Court did not take up these cases, Secure our Fuels is providing the following four key points regarding where the LCFS debate stands today: LCFS …

ICYMI: (Townhall) Executive Fiats in the Other Washington

By Paul Driessen Townhall.com Link to original article: http://townhall.com/columnists/pauldriessen/2014/06/21/executive-fiats-in-the-other-washington-n1854111/page/full  Progressives believe in free speech, robust debate, sound science and economics, transparency, government by the people and especially compassion for the poor – except when they don’t. These days, their commitment to these principles seems to be at low ebb … in both Washingtons. A perfect example is the Oregon and Washington …

Diverse Voices Warn of Financial Impact of LCFS in Oregon Hearing

As the clock ticks down on Oregon’s failing Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) experiment, LCFS supporters in the Oregon State Senate held a hearing last week in a last-ditch effort to breathe life into the program. Thankfully, Brian Doherty – testifying on behalf of Western States Petroleum Association and as a member of Oregonians for Sound Fuel Policy, a statewide …

ICYMI: (Seattle Times) Inslee lunches with billionaire climate activist Tom Steyer

In Case You Missed It…   Seattle Times  Inslee lunches with billionaire climate activist Tom Steyer  Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/30/us/climate-pact-is-signed-by-3-states-and-a-partner.html?_r=0 Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday had a private lunch with a major political ally in his efforts to pass climate-change legislation: California billionaire Tom Steyer.Steyer, a hedge-fund tycoon turned climate activist, has announced he’ll spend $100 million this year to defeat Republicans who …

How Many Millions will Tom Steyer Spend in Washington State?

How much money is California billionaire Tom Steyer going to pour into Washington State’s upcoming elections this fall? That question could be answered as soon as today when Steyer unveils his campaign spending plans to a select group of Washington DC reporters. Steyer funneled a half a million dollars into Washington’s last election and his people have said they are interested …

The Inslee-Steyer Climate Plan?

Washington State consumers be warned: Governor Jay Inslee is playing political hardball, teaming up with out-of-state billionaire Tom Steyer to target political opponents of his climate agenda, which includes a Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS).  What will be the ultimate outcome if Inslee and Steyer are successful? Higher gas prices at the pump for little environmental gain. As Governor Inslee stated …

ICYMI: Gov. Inslee Predicts Washington Will Adopt Controversial Fuel Standard

Statement in response from Matt Dempsey, Secure our Fuels: “Governor Inslee’s statement seems to suggest he has made up his mind on imposing a costly LCFS even before conducting an economic analysis to see how much it would cost consumers as he promised. This is  especially troubling given mounting concerns that he has moved away from any bipartisan approach and …