Oregon's low-carbon fuel plans face hurdles

Oregon's low-carbon fuel plans face hurdles

Oregon's plans to shift to lower carbon car and truck fuels won't take effect until at least 2015.

The standards would require fuel distributors to cut the carbon in fuels by 10 percent over 10 years. It's an effort to curb greenhouse gas emissions, reduce the state's dependence on foreign oil and boost Oregon producers of ethanol and biodiesel. 
The 2009 Legislature authorized the state to adopt new fuel standards, with an eye toward implementing them in July 2011. It was a top environmental achievement for then Gov. Ted Kulongoski. 
But the rule-making was complicated by a requirement that the standards not boost prices at the pump and by extensive concerns from gasoline and diesel suppliers.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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