In this 2016 photo, piles of wood chips sit near the RockTenn paper mill in Tacoma. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

In this 2016 photo, piles of wood chips sit near the RockTenn paper mill in Tacoma. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Washington House narrowly passes low-carbon fuels standard

The bill now heads to the Senate for consideration, where it stalled last session.

Associated Press

Olympia — The Washington House has narrowly passed a measure that would require fuel producers and importers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with gasoline and other transportation fuels.

The measure passed on a 52-44 vote Wednesday night, a margin that is down a vote from when the House first passed the measure last year. It now heads to the Senate for consideration, where it stalled last session.

The bill directs the Department of Ecology to adopt a clean fuels program similar to ones in California and Oregon. It would require fuel producers to reduce the carbon emissions associated with their products to 10 percent below 2017 levels by 2028 and 20 percent below 2017 levels by 2035.

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