Why We Need HB 1091

What’s A Clean Fuel Standard?

Under a clean fuels standard, those sources which emit the most pollution would have to blend their high polluting fuel with a less polluting fuel, or they would have to purchase credits from those who produce greener forms of gasoline and diesel.

Gasoline and diesel emit the highest amount of carbon pollution, so their producers would have to purchase credits, which become more expensive over time, encouraging climate polluters to make cleaner fuel.

LCFS Gives Polluters Choices

One of the benefits of a low carbon fuel standard is that it doesn’t tell fuel makers HOW to reduce their emissions, only that they have to reduce them. A low carbon fuel standard is a real free-market solution to the problem of climate pollution from our transportation sector.

A Clean Fuel Standard Encourages Local Fuel Generation

Currently, most of the green gas and green diesel produced in Washington gets shipped to Oregon and California because they have low carbon fuel standards, even though Washington has enough biomass resources to produce 300 million gallons of biofuel each year.