Washington farmers are legally exempt from the fee but many are still being charged.
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — Washington farmers are frustrated over a fuel surcharge they say they shouldn’t be paying.
In 2021, lawmakers passed the Climate Commitment Act, which is designed to drastically cut greenhouse emissions through a carbon capturing plan. One key reason the Climate Commitment Act was made into law was that it exempts farms from a fuel surcharge.
But they’re now paying it for the foreseeable future.
Every time Jason Vander Kooy tops off one of his tractors he sees his family farm tanking.
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