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[90WLRO057] An Analysis of Federal Preemption and a Clean Fuel Standard in Washington State

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dc.contributor.author Nelsen, Kirsten
dc.date.accessioned 2015-05-21T14:43:41Z
dc.date.available 2015-05-21T14:43:41Z
dc.date.issued 2015-05
dc.identifier.citation 90 Wash. L. Rev. Online 57 (2015) en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1773.1/1451
dc.description.abstract Abstract: Transportation fuel is the greatest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in Washington State. To curb emissions, Governor Jay Inslee has charged the Washington State Department of Ecology with developing a Clean Fuel Standard (“CFS”) proposal, which may be proposed in future legislative sessions. The goal of a CFS is to reduce the overall carbon intensity of transportation fuel. California enacted a similar program in 2010—the low carbon fuel standard—which was challenged in federal court. One issue that remains open is whether a state low carbon fuel standard would be preempted by the federal Clean Air Act. This Essay considers whether the Clean Air Act would preempt a CFS in Washington. It concludes that a Washington CFS is unlikely to conflict with the purpose of any portion of the Clean Air Act and is therefore unlikely to be preempted. en_US
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dc.publisher Seattle: Washington Law Review, University of Washington School of Law en_US
dc.subject Essay en_US
dc.title [90WLRO057] An Analysis of Federal Preemption and a Clean Fuel Standard in Washington State en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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