Clean Fuel Standard Can Aid Climate, Health, and Jobs

The bill is simple: it requires big oil companies to gradually increase the amount of renewable or other low-carbon fuels into the fuel they already sell; invest in clean transportation like electric vehicles and buses or through programs like direct customer rebates for the cleanest cars. The bill directly reduces harmful pollution and climate-altering greenhouse […]

Clean Fuels Are Good For Our Port And Our Community

By Stephanie Bowman and Peter Steinbrueck, Port of Seattle Commissioners The Port of Seattle (the Port) strongly supports enacting a Clean Fuel Standard (CFS) in Washington State. A state-wide CFS will help generate jobs, improve our region’s global competitiveness, address climate change, and reduce air pollution in communities disproportionately impacted by transportation emissions. The policy […]

Olympia Should Finally Adopt a Clean Fuel Standard

In Washington state, the Senate is debating legislation to create a clean fuel standard. Under the proposed law, oil companies would simply have to blend low carbon fuel made from renewable or waste resources with the fuel they already sell. These standards are already in place in California, Oregon, and British Columbia. By asking fuel […]

Clean fuels made from Washington, in Washington and for Washington

Yesterday,  Northwest Advanced Bio-Fuels, LLC, (NWAB), a renewable energy development company, announced it had secured $600 million in funding to develop a renewable fuels production facility in Grays Harbor. The company will invest a total of $1.6 billion in the plant, which will produce 60 million gallons of low carbon jet fuel made from waste […]

It’s About the Economy: Job Creation Opportunities for Rural Washington

We can produce more low-carbon fuels in Washington state. It is time to stop exporting them to our neighbors. Rural communities in Washington state, from the Pacific coast to the Idaho border, stand to benefit from a clean fuel standard (CFS). The big story is about jobs. Implementing a CFS modeled after those in California […]

The Truth About the Oft-Cited “LAO Report”

In 2018, the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) of California produced a report (LAO Report) evaluating the state’s transportation climate policies. The LAO Report included a summary and evaluation of California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) sales mandate and other regulatory programs. Ultimately, the authors of that report suggested that the LCFS […]

It’s Groundhog Day For The Oil Industry

  Every year, Big Oil trots out the same shopworn lies. Here’s how we get out of that endless loop.   This could finally be the year when Big Oil stops telling lies about policies designed to reduce climate pollution. It could also be the year pigs fly. Since the oil industry trots out the […]

Cleaner Fuels Will Help Bolster Washington’s Dairy Industry

Lower milk prices have many family dairies screaming, “Holy cow!” But the secret to prolonged success isn’t in the milk alone. If small dairies are going to survive, it’s time for cows to pass a lot of gas. Here’s where we’re at now: Things are not looking good for the average American dairy farmer. Nearly […]

Facing Closures, Oil Refiners Turning To Biofuels

In the United States, demand for biofuel is also set to grow rapidly in the coming years due to new fuel quality regulations in states including California. It is set to reach 2 billion gallons per year by 2025 from 21.4 million gallons currently consumed every year, according to Morgan Stanley. The gap between demand […]

How We Can Plug In $3 Billion To Washington’s Economy

The electric car economy is a key driver of the zero-carbon revolution. Electric vehicles (EVs) aren’t new news, but the technology has evolved to the point that they’re affordable for most drivers and result in savings over the life of the vehicle. There is an obvious environmental advantage anywhere a driver swaps their gas-burning ride […]