Information released Tuesday by the Washington Policy Center shows the 'estimates' given to the legislature about gas price hikes from Gov. Inslee's coveted 'Climate Commitment Act' were well below reality,

  Get ready for a $.46 cent hit per gallon come 2023.

David Boze, WPC Communications Director, has released some revised information about what the cost to consumers will be in 2023 with Inslee's plan. It's a tax on Co2 or carbon emissions that's expected to add at least $.46 cents to each gallon of gas.

It's NOT a gas tax, but a behind-the-pump tax that begins with companies being required to purchase carbon credits. In layman's terms, they are only allowed to pollute to a certain degree (carbon) and they have to purchase credits to do so. The more credits you have, the more you can 'pollute.'  That's basically how this works.

  The report shows estimates for costs to consumers nearly twice as projected

Boze reports that a study done by The Washington Research Council indicates the figures and estimates given to the legislature when this plan was being proposed were woefully underestimated. Diesel, meanwhile, would rise as much as $.56 per gallon.

In an informational email Boze noted:

 "Take special note, the "gas tax" is not increasing, but taxes on gasoline are.  The difference is a technicality that makes no difference to those paying at the pump, but is a technicality some officials have used to obscure the issue"

Many of us do pay attention to gas taxes and of course, pump prices, but this Co2 carbon credit pollution 'scam' was largely done behind the scenes, and the complexities of it exceed most people's patience and ability to pin down exactly what it is supposed to accomplish.

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It's clear this is likely another attempt to 'force' Washington residents into hybrid or electric vehicles, especially when you consider the state has banned the sale of new gas vehicles in WA after 2030.

LOOK: See how much gasoline cost the year you started driving

To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.





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