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Senator: Fuel price rising

Schoesler blames increase on new laws

RITZVILLE — A local lawmaker says two environmental laws from the Democratic-controlled Legislature and Gov. Jay Inslee that took effect Jan. 1 are already causing a fuel price increase.

Republican Sen. Mark Schoesler or Ritzville, who represents the 9th Legislative District, said the

Washington Independent Energy Distributors Association is reporting the increase in less than a week of new laws taking effect.

Wholesale gasoline and diesel prices have risen statewide as a result of the “cap-and-tax” law and the law creating a low-carbon fuel standard, he said the association reported.

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