GOP enviro chair: Gov. Inslee gunning for $4 a gallon gas
Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, believes that Gov. Jay Inslee wants to increase gasoline prices as part of the governor’s environmental agenda.
“For his policies to be successful, he needs high costs at the pump. He definitely wants gas prices at $4 a gallon,” Ericksen said after discussing environmental matters — including Inslee’s proposals to shrink the state’s carbon emissions — at a Washington Policy Center forum in Bellevue on Jan. 7. Ericksen is chairman of the Washington Senate Environment, Energy & Telecommunications Committee, and the lead Senate Republican on environmental issues.