Olympia Update

Why are Washington state's gas prices rising?


February 9, 2023

After Washington drivers endured record-high gas and diesel prices for much of last year, fuel prices dropped substantially across the state during the final months of 2022. But you may have noticed they have risen sharply again in recent weeks.

The reason for this latest spike is one of Governor Jay Inslee's environmental laws, approved by legislative Democrats two years ago.

In early Janu...

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