Industry leaders worry clean-fuel program could hurt economy
Proponents believe it would incentivize necessary switch to green economy; detractors say it would impact businesses and consumers with higher costs
Last updated 1/21/2020 at 7:43pm
Democrats in the state Legislature are backing bills aimed at reducing carbon emissions and pollutants put into the atmosphere by transportation fuels with the goal of achieving a 95% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 levels by the year 2050.
One of the co-sponsors, Sen. Joe Nguyen, D-White Center, said Senate bills 5412 and 6272 would allow the Department of Ecology to put rules into place that limit the use of dirty and carbon-emitting fuels and set new objectives for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Nguyen said the limit on traditional kinds of fuels will inspire the inn...