New Washington Coalition to Stand up For Consumers, Push Back Against Costly Low Carbon Fuel Standard

Good news for consumers in Washington State. A new coalition, called the Washington Consumers for Sound Fuel Policy, launched yesterday featuring leading and diverse voices including small business, unions, trucking and paper industries, will be focused on providing the facts about the devastating economic impacts a Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) would have on consumers in the state. The launch of the …

ICYMI: (Seattle Time Editorial) Gov. Inslee’s climate panel needs more business voices

In Case You Missed It…   Seattle Time Editorial Gov. Inslee’s climate panel needs more business voices Broaden the expertise on Gov. Jay Inslee’s notable effort to reduce carbon pollution and improve energy independence. Link: http://seattletimes.com/html/editorials/2023508216_climateinsleeedit02xml.html GOV. Jay Inslee’s task force to reduce carbon pollution and promote clean energy has science, environmental realities and concerned Washington citizens all adding support …

Lawmakers Begin to Worry About Looming Gas Price Spikes in 2015

Californians, who are already burdened with some of the highest gas prices in the country, can expect to pay even more starting next year thanks to California’s cap-and-trade system.  As the Los Angeles Times reports: “Pump prices are likely to climb more than 12 cents per gallon starting Jan. 1, both the oil industry and environmental experts agree. That’s when …

Oregon Governor Announces He Will Circumvent State Legislature to Move LCFS Forward

Oregon’s Governor John Kitzhaber announced last week that he will use his executive authority to move forward with the state’s controversial Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). Sound familiar? It should. In our last post, we noted that Washington State Governor Jay Inslee has also threatened to circumvent the state legislature and force the implementation of an LCFS via an executive …

Will Washington State Governor Inslee Push LCFS Despite High Costs for Consumers?

Remarks by the head of a state agency at a recent Washington Senate hearing indicate Democratic Governor Jay Inslee is exploring the possibility of moving forward with a Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) through executive action.  Those remarks are being met with stiff resistance from a diverse coalition within the state concerned that an LCFS will mean higher gas prices …

Recent Activity in Washington and California keeps LCFS Issue Up in the Air in 2014

Despite the fact that the federal government and state governments across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions appear to have cooled (at least for now) on the idea of a low carbon fuel standard, recent activity in California and Washington has shown that the issue remains the subject of considerable attention and controversy on the West Coast. Today, the United States …

New York Times Mistaken on LCFS

The New York Times seems to be the only publication to endorse a recent climate agreement by the Governors of California, Oregon and Washington, and the premier of British Columbia. Among other things, the new pact calls for imposing a Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) on American consumers. Interestingly, the news outlets in the states that would actually be affected …

Latest LCFS Proposed Mandates Will Face Strong Opposition from Consumers

Advocates for costly fuel and energy mandates are at it again: this time, the Governors of California, Oregon and Washington, along with the premier of British Columbia recently signed an agreement developed behind closed doors to coordinate on climate change policy, including imposing a low-carbon fuel standard on consumers. The announcement came as a surprise to some, and the details …