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By Joseph Claypoole
WNPA News Service 

Clean fuels bill approved by the House

Bill was heavily opposed by Republicans, fuel producers

 

Last updated 3/4/2021 at 7:39pm



A low carbon fuel bill passed the state House of Representatives Feb. 27 in a 52-46 vote with every Republican voting no. Its next stop is the Senate.

The bill directs the Department of Ecology to institute rules that require refineries to produce fuels, like gasoline and diesel, to have reduced greenhouse gas output over time.

Current goals within the bill require emissions per unit of fuel to be 10% below 2017 levels by 2028, and 20% below 2017 levels by 2035.

The bill also requires an annual report from the Department of Ecology and guidelines for a credit system for related companies th...



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