Call for repeal of LCFS hidden gas tax ahead of 2017 Transportation Package


Oregon Senate Republicans

Salem, Ore. – Yesterday, the Oregon Senate Republican Leadership Team sent a letter to Governor Kate brown urging her to protect struggling Oregonians by repealing the Low Carbon Fuel Standard before passing a transportation package in the 2017 legislative session.

Senate Republican Leader Ted Ferrioli (R-John Day) released the following statement:

“Senate Republicans are committed to working across the aisle to reduce carbon and fix our ailing transportation system, but we are also committed to protecting hard working Oregonians.

The partisan mandate on fuels will result in at least a 19-cent increase in gas prices across the state. We will not stand by as Democrats stack a hidden gas tax on top of a potential gas tax or additional vehicle fees. It’s time they back up their rhetoric and start having realistic conversations, including repealing the LCFS, to find a bipartisan solution that reduces carbon and invests in transportation.”

  • thevillageidiot

    We need higher taxes. the state is broke! If no higher taxes the children, poor, and elderly will suffer horribly. Besides the Oregon economy is doing so well that it can stand higher taxes. the people do not know how to properly spend their money.

    • Mikey Moore endorphin’s ewe

      Sorely you gist!

  • thevillageidiot

    An inconvenient truth. if energy efficiency results in carbon reduction then the US has been reducing its carbon footprint since 1970. Way ahead of the current climate change doomsayers.

    • DavidAppell

      Wrong. (These things are easily looked up, you know.)

      In fact, US emissions peaked in 2008 at 6.0 Gt CO2/yr.

      US per capita emissions peaked in 1980, at about 22.1 t CO2/person/yr.

      Disproving the claim that emissions cuts must lead to economic losses…..

      • thevillageidiot

        what economic losses? You have no clue what you read. the chart was not about economics or emissions.

        • DavidAppell

          “what economic losses?”

          That’s exactly the point, Einstein: despite a solid drop in per capita CO2 emissions, there has been steady economic growth, disproving the claim of deniers that limits on CO2 emissions must lead to economic decline.

          • thevillageidiot

            please point out where I stated anything about economic loss. or even linked to anything stating economic loss with increased energy efficiency.

      • thevillageidiot

        well I guess you are the only person who has a lock on the correct facts.

        • DavidAppell

          I certainly know the facts better than you do.

          And, unlike you, I link to them.

          • Kitzenjammer Kidd

            Perhaps you should step in Kate Brown’s schmooze.

  • DavidAppell

    “The partisan mandate on fuels will result in at least a 19-cent increase in gas prices across the state.”

    This is a flat-out, shameful and despicable lie. 19 cents/gallon was the MAXIMUM cited by the state.

    Oregon House Republicans gave that figure here, as the maximum:

    This blog even said repeated that here:

    This calls for a correction — not that I think anyone associated with this blog gives a damn about the truth.

    • Roger Enout

      The truth as you purview? C’mon Appell, restructure yourself back the state where you chicane from. Beast guessed, the moist liberal state your mother’s waters burst from and made “Like Water for Chocolate” a bowel butt moving icon.