Gov. Inslee announced Wednesday despite planned rollbacks by the EPA over fuel standards (CAFE-Corporate Automotive Fuel Economy) WA state will continue to mirror California when it comes to mileage and emissions requirements.
Washington state voters passed the Clean Car Law in 2005, which mandated new vehicles sold in WA state have to have the same mileage and emissions levels as those sold in Ca
After some 44 years of increasing demands for miles per gallon, the Trump Administration and EPA are rolling back what are called CAFE standards, because the most recent goals are deemed unreachable by many auto makers. The new standards would require cars and light-duty trucks-vans to achieve 54 mph on the highway...
You may have heard of the "What's Upstream" campaign that was launched by money from the Environmental Protection Agency Region 10 (The Pacific Northwest) that many say was a cleverly disguised attack on farmers, ranchers and other ag producers by environmental groups. Now, there's evidence taxpayer money was used to fund the effort, in violation of federal laws.
Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson confirmed heading into the weekend his office is conducting an investigation into reports of alleged fraud by Volkswagen, concerning special "chips" placed in cars that allowed them to bypass EPA emissions standards in favor of performance in a number of their diesel-powered cars.