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 […]

Environmental Justice Demands Legislature Passes HB 1091

By State Sen. Rebecca Saldaña, Sam Cho, Port of Seattle Commissioner, and Rich Stolz, Executive Director of OneAmerica (Reprinted by NW Asian Weekly) Our country is in the midst of a long-overdue reckoning with racial injustices and systemic inequality. While those issues have finally moved to the front of our collective focus, environmental justice and […]

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 […]

Minority Coalition Of Businesses Offer Support For HB 1091

WBBBA cites negative health impacts of dirty fuel on communities of color. In a strongly worded letter, Washington Build Back Black Alliance (WBBBA) endorsed HB 1091 last week prior to a hearing in Washington’s State Senate Committee on Environment, Energy, & Technology. The alliance, which includes mainstay organizations like the Urban Leagues of Seattle and […]

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 […]

Union Of Concerned Scientists Endorses Clean Fuel Standard

  “Replacing petroleum with renewable electricity and other clean transportation fuels is among the most critical steps to stave off the worst impacts of climate change.” The Union of Concerned Scientists, an organization of nearly 250 scientists, analysts, policy and communication experts dedicated to creating a healthy and sustainable future, recently issued a report emphatically […]

Clean Fuel Standard Is Just What The Doctor Ordered

As practicing physicians, we see the health impacts of air pollution and climate change every day. As a father, I’ve felt how scary it was when our infant son struggled to breathe. Allowing children to suffer from asthma is unacceptable harm brought on by our addiction to fossil fuels. It’s our responsibility to keep our […]

Consumer Reports: EV’s Are Cheaper

Data is king, and when it comes to information on the frequency of repairs on automobiles, Consumer Reports has more data than anyone. For its latest report, it did a deep dive into the data from its 2019 and 2020 reliability surveys of electric and gasoline-powered vehicles. After crunching all the numbers, Consumer Reports says […]