Will a Clean Fuel Standard improve air quality?

Yes – this program will reduce both air and climate pollution in our communities.

Air pollution from transportation increases heart and lung problems, like heart attacks, strokes, asthma, and lung cancer, and even death. Communities next to major roadways and those who spend significant amounts of time near roadways currently have the greatest public health burden from traffic-related air pollution, and have the most to gain from a Clean Fuel Standard.  We believe that no one should bear disproportional burdens and exposure from air pollution.

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1. What is carbon intensity?
2. Will a Clean Fuel Standard really make a difference for climate change? Aren't there other ways to fight climate change?
3. Shouldn't Washington State do this?
4. Are there enough clean fuels available for a Clean Fuel Standard to work?
5. Will gasoline and diesel prices increase with a Clean Fuel Standard?
6. Have fossil fuel costs increased in states that already have a Clean Fuel Standard?
7. The state already collects a tax on fossil fuel. Why should there be more?
8. Will a Clean Fuel Standard improve air quality?
9. Do alternative fuels work in our vehicles as well as regular fossil fuels?
10. What is the carbon footprint of electric cars?
11. Is it more expensive to drive an electric vehicle?
12. Is it difficult to charge an electric vehicle?
13. How would this impact neighboring counties?
14. Are airplanes, trains, and ships included in the Clean Fuel Standard?