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By Cameron Sheppard
WNPA News Service 

Democratic controlled house passes clean fuels bill despite bipartisan opposition

Opponents believe it could raise gas prices and disproportionately impact rural communities

Series: WNPA | Story 22

Last updated 2/11/2020 at 11:08pm

People will be asked to use a lot less gasoline and to convert to alternative clean fuels in the next 15 years if a proposal before the Legislature becomes law.

After lengthy debate, Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill 1110 passed 54-44 in the House despite bipartisan opposition. Five Democratic lawmakers voted no.

If it becomes law, the measure would direct the Department of Ecology to adopt a clean fuels program with the goal of limiting greenhouse gas emissions per unit of fuel to 20 percent of 2017 levels by the year 2035.

Clean fuel advocates believe the policy could reduce emission...

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