Stanford: Clean fuels could reduce carbon emissions, health problems

BOTHELL – This year, Washington state could join the rest of the west coast in a significant step toward reducing carbon pollution as well as health risks from fuel emissions, if a bill sponsored by Sen. Derek Stanford (D-Bothell) passes. SB 5231 would implement a clean fuels standard in Washington. The standard would set a trajectory for oil refiners and importers to gradually reduce the carbon intensity of fuels by 20% over 15 years by adding clean biofuels to the mix. “Not only would implementing a clean fuels standard help to fight climate change and prevent respiratory illnesses caused by air pollution, it would also facilitate economic and job growth across our state,” said Stanford. “It would help keep our energy ...

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