Editorial: Washington ties itself into a knot over low-carbon fuels

From the Capital Press

The Washington Legislature has before it a proposal to require the use of low-carbon fuels in cars and trucks. The fuels, mixtures that would include more ethanol and diesel made from cooking oil, canola and other feedstocks, would reduce the amount of carbon emitted into the atmosphere.

While farm equipment would be exempt from the low carbon fuel requirement, the trucks that transport the state’s crops and other agricultural products would not.

Because low carbon mixtures cost significantly more, trucking companies, commuters and others would soon notice an increase in their fuel bills. That, in turn, would be passed along to customers such as farmers and foodservice companies. Read the rest here.