Searching for fixes to the farm fuel carveout in Washington’s climate law

BY: - September 18, 2023

Farmers and truckers say the state is ignoring their ideas for how to fix a troubled exemptions system that is supposed to shield them from fuel price hikes under Washington’s new climate law.  The Washington State Department of Ecology launched a series of stakeholder meetings this summer to iron out the exemptions, which are available […]

California gas prices rise to most expensive in U.S., leaving Washington in 2nd place

BY: - August 3, 2023

After more than a month as the state with the highest gasoline prices in the country, the average cost for a gallon of regular unleaded in Washington slipped to No. 2 last week – just pennies below California.  But the change is not because prices in Washington are falling. They’ve stayed around the same level […]

Pipeline that Inslee blames for gas price spike has been open for nearly a month

BY: and - July 21, 2023

Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday repeatedly blamed the closure of a major fuel pipeline in western Washington for driving the state’s gasoline prices to the highest in the nation. But the pipeline isn’t shut down and hasn’t been since late June, refueling debate over how much of the recent surge at the pump is a […]

Farmers are exempt from the cap-and-trade law. So why are many still paying?

BY: and - June 25, 2023

No one said distributing exemptions for the state’s cap-and-trade program would be easy.  And six months into the program, it’s still not. On Thursday, state Department of Ecology officials sat down with more than 30 farmers, fuel distributors, climate advocates and fishermen to iron out wrinkles in the new climate program’s exemption process for farm, […]

We’re No. 1. Washington gas prices are nation’s highest

BY: - June 21, 2023

Washington’s gas prices are now the highest in the country. The average price of a gallon of regular gas in Washington was $4.93 on Wednesday, surpassing California whose average was $4.86 and Hawaii at $4.73.  Washington’s price for mid-grade and premium fuel was also the highest in the country Wednesday, but the price for diesel […]