Friday, February 10, 2006

Biofuel passes in spite of WA GOP obstruction

House passes measure on biofuel, ethanol


The Associated Press

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Washington state drivers could have a greener option at the pump under a measure approved Friday by the state House as part of a larger energy independence package.

The measure, which passed on a 70-28 vote, means that 2 percent of the state's diesel sales will be biodiesel by Dec. 1, 2008.

By that same date, gasoline must be blended with a minimum blend of 2 percent ethanol. Ethanol standards could jump to 10 percent if air quality won't be affected. ...(more)

Republican Floor Leader Rep. Doug Ericksen - (District 42) stood on the state House floor and opposed this bill just before the vote this evening. He's supposed to be representing me and the other voters in the 42nd legislative district, but his votes say otherwise.

So far this session he's spent his time whinging on about phoney issues like repealing the estate tax on multi-millionaires and blindly opposing everything that the Democratic majority proposes.

Meanwhile our other Representative Kelli Linville (D - 42nd LD) has worked to pass nine bills designed to help Veterans, National Guard members and military families.

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