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Tripling Hazardous Substance Tax Would Boost Gas Prices: New taxes not needed to protect Puget Sound
Brandon Houskeeper, Policy Analyst, February, 2010
The Washington legislature is considering a tax increase intended to support the state’s effort to protect and restore one of the Washington’s most notable natural resources, the Puget Sound and other state waterways. The state would collect new revenues by increasing the tax rate on hazardous substances imported into Washington. This would increase gas prices by four to six cents per gallon.