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.”