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DEQ’s Carbon Fuel plan (tax increase?)

November 5, 2014

oregonianssoundfuelpolicyOregonians for Sound Fuel Policy

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is adopting rules to implement the costly new Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). This “hidden gas tax” will hurt working families and small businesses, and we need your help.

The DEQ’s Environmental Quality Commission will hold a public hearing on proposed rules on November 6.

The commission needs to hear from Oregonians who will be affected by this new government regulation. According to a study by the Boston Consulting Group, the LCFS could raise the cost of fuel in Oregon by 33 cents to $1.06 per gallon. This will unfairly penalize lower-income Oregonians who pay a larger share of their income on transportation, and will punish small businesses that are sensitive to high fuel costs. According to estimates, this hidden gas tax could cost Oregon’s economy as many as 29,000 jobs.

Please consider attending the public hearing:

Thursday, Nov. 6
1:30 pm
Tiffany Center
1410 SW Morrison St. in Portland

 

  
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Vernon Rice November 6, 2014

I am a native born Oregonian and I lived thru this idiot Governors first ruse of two terms and now I have to do it again. He is in lockstep with Obama’s EPA that is over regulating this country out of business. When did the DEQ get so poerful here in Oregon to start trying to institute new laws and regulations? It was started to check emissions on motor vehicles and that was it. They really did not even do that well. Now they think they can step up and implement this boon doggle.
It is a fact that Oregon has one of the best air quality ratings in the nation, and this is nothing more than something to just bloat the DEQ’s footprint in this state and increase thier so called power.
When is enough, enough? Just as gas prices are starting to come down where “we” the lower income people of this state do not have to spend the majority of our income on gasoline to get to what jobs we still might have, mostly now part time, thanks to the other white elephant called Obamacare, that has failed here famously and is slowly dying nationaly,here comes another bunch bonehead do gooders they think with this stupid idea for one state to try and save the world.
Who put you all in charge of controlling our lives and our livleyhoods?
Just because you might be able to spend $4.00 a gallon on for gas, does not mean I can. You most likely are one of those people that drive a state owned car and burn state owned gas that I already buy with my tax money. Find a new hobby or something and stop looking for ways to fleece people out of thier hard earned dollars. The average “mean” income here in this state is one of the lowest in the nation and the taxes are some of highest already. Just stop looking for ways on how to make life harder on us, OK ??

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