Cap-and-trade driving gas price hike


Last updated 1/31/2023 at 8:22am

Why are WA gas prices rising while prices in other states remain same?

I’ll tell you why: Gov. Jay Inslee’s environmental laws, approved by legislative Democrats two years ago.

You’ll recall that earlier I wrote about how wholesale gasoline and diesel prices had risen sharply in early January due to the “cap-and-tax” law that went into effect Jan. 1.

During his weekly meeting with reporters last week, Inslee was asked about reports that his cap-and-tax legislation had already raised the price of gas by 10 cents a gallon.

The governor responded by denying that his costly environ...

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