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Fuel prices rising?

Senator blames increase on new laws

DAVENPORT — A local lawmaker claimed this week that two environmental laws from the state Legislature and Gov. Jay Inslee that took effect Jan. 1 are already causing a fuel price increase.

Republican Senator Mark Schoesler of Ritzville, who represents the 9th Legislative District, said the

Washington Independent Energy Distributors Association is reporting the increase in less than a week of new laws taking effect.

According to, a website that tracks fuel price trends nationwide, the average price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline in Washington state was $3.80 on Monday.

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