State should join rest of West Coast with clean fuel standard

Although Washington state has come far in the fight for clean air and electricity, a cleaner fuel standard in Washington is the step our Legislature must take in order to truly combat both the state’s and the nation’s leading source of carbon emission, 46 percent of which comes from our transportation.

Washington remains the only Pacific Northwest state that has not passed a clean fuel standard, which would transition our transportation reliance from petroleum to more sustainable alternatives and low-carbon biofuels. The standard has already been set in place in California, Oregon and British Columbia, increasing accessibility to electric vehicles and public transportation.

The answer to lowering our state’s carbon emissions is found in the shift toward 100 percent clean fuel, and it begins with expressing our concerns to our state Legislature to continue the conversion to renewable and sustainable resources in our state. Support clean air and sustainable transportation by writing to your legislators to follow the lead of other states who have passed laws encouraging 100 percent clean fuel.

Diana Dudarov

Everett

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