Clean fuel man­dates will fur­ther increase Illi­nois gas prices, oppo­nents say

Clean fuel mandates will further increase Illinois gas prices, opponents say

(The Cen­ter Square) – Pro­posed leg­is­la­tion that directs two Illi­nois agen­cies to assign state-man­dat­ed “deficits” to gaso­line is being crit­i­cized by an indus­try group, which argues the mea­sure would fur­ther increase the price of a gal­lon of gas.
Sen­ate Bill 1556 from state Sen. Dave Koehler, D‑Peoria, would man­date two state reg­u­la­tors, the Illi­nois Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency and the Illi­nois Pol­lu­tion Con­trol Board, to estab­lish a “clean trans­porta­tion stan­dard” and reduce the use of car­bon-based fuels by Illi­nois dri­vers on the state’s roads.
The two agen­cies would assign state-man­dat­ed “deficits” to fos­sil fuels like gaso­line and diesel.
The Illi­nois Fuel and Retail Asso­ciati …