Statewide ban by 2028
There is currently a proposal in the Oregon State Legislature sponsored by Oregon Democrat Karin Power (D-Portland) in HB 3305
which effectively would ban diesel fuel for automobiles entirely in the state of Oregon by the year 2028, and by 2024 in the Portland metro area.
The bill states that on or after the following dates, a non-retail dealer or retail dealer may not sell or offer for sale petroleum diesel to a consumer for use in a motor-vehicle:
- January 1, 2024, if the non-retail dealer is located in Clackamas, Washington or Multnomah County
- January 1, 2027, if the non-retail dealer is located anywhere in this state.
- January 1, 2025, if the retail dealer is located in Clackamas, Washington or Multnomah County
- January 1, 2028, if the retail dealer is located anywhere in this state
It is also stated in the bill that the State Department of Agriculture may adopt rules as necessary to implement the law.
Observers have noted a potential agenda to give other fuels a government aided chance on the market by manipulating the availability of clean diesel for highway automobile use, the product currently being readily available and used, particularly in rural communities.
Those reliant on the popular fuel may soon be forced to acquire additional vehicular assets to accommodate the sudden change in law.
|Post Date: 2021-04-23 13:50:10||Last Update: 2021-04-24 06:16:15|