Yesterday, more than 60 local leaders representing cities, towns and counties across Washington State issued a clarion call for clean fuels.
Representing communities from Spokane to Snoqualmie, these leaders sent an open letter to Governor Inslee in support of a Clean Fuels Standard for Washington, citing job creation, small business growth and providing people more choice at the pump among the many benefits of increasing production of clean, low-carbon fuels.
Take Action: Sign the petition in support of clean fuels.
For too long, oil companies have reaped massive profits through a monopoly over our transportation options, leaving people with few alternatives to petroleum-based fuels, Washington’s largest source of air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
There is a better way forward.
A Clean Fuels Standard will require oil refineries and distributors to ensure that Washington’s fuel supply gets cleaner over time, with a reduction in carbon pollution from gasoline and diesel by 10% over 10 years. Producing local, low-carbon fuels will create jobs in Washington, give consumers more choice at the pump and healthier air now and for future generations. And the standard will help keep more of the $14.3 billion Washingtonians spend on fuel each year here at home.
Clean fuels are a win-win for Washington’s health and economy — but we need our voices to be louder than the oil lobbyists in Olympia.
Join the call for clean fuels: Sign the petition in support of clean fuels in Washington.
In June, Governor Inslee issued an Executive Order on Climate calling for the Office of Financial Management to conduct an economic analysis of a clean fuels standard for Washington. Since then, OFM has worked with independent experts, interagency staff and technical consultants to study the economic benefits of a Clean Fuels Standard in Washington. The analysis is expected to be completed this fall.
Our voices will add to a growing number of Washingtonians who support a Clean Fuels Standard. Let’s move this crucial issue forward.