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 ...Read More
About Sen. Stanford
Senator Derek Stanford earned a PhD in Statistics at the University of Washington, following an MS in Mathematics at Claremont Graduate University and a BS in Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College.
Currently, Sen. Stanford runs a small business specializing in analytics solutions and statistical consulting. Previously, he has served as director of analytics at companies specializing in fraud detection and customer insights. He has also worked as a research scientist at a software company, where he served as principal investigator on a research project for DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency).
Read Sen. Stanford’s full biography here.
Sen. Stanford In The News
By Jeffrey Mize, Columbian staff reporter Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law today ...Read More
Sen. Derek Stanford, D-Bothell, was sworn in Jan. 13 to represent the ...Read More