Our neighbors in California, Oregon and British Columbia all have Clean Fuel Standards in place, and they’re working — increasing the production of alternative fuels, which are cleaner and often cheaper than dirty fossil fuels, and are produced closer to home, making their economies less beholden to the fluctuations of the volatile global oil market. Washington state has a handful of biofuel refineries already, but most of the fuel they produce is shipped out-of-state to be used by our West Coast neighbors. A Clean Fuel Standard would help keep these fuels here at home, attract business investments in biofuels and electrification, employ more Washingtonians in the clean energy economy, and help fight climate change and improve our air quality.
We must pass HB 1091 this session – there’s no more time to delay. Please take a moment to urge your state senator to support Clean Fuels.