The Governors of the Northeastern states including Governors Hogan and Carney have created the Transportation & Climate Initiative to develop a plan to reduce the sale of gasoline by 30% to reach aggressive, state-mandated caps on emissions. The plan will upend our industry with new requirements, mandates, and taxes and threatens to destroy hundreds of businesses and thousands of jobs. Our members must consider a response to the plan and policy debate regarding the environmental impacts of gasoline and heating oil. This debate has been playing out on a national stage and is now center stage in Maryland, Delaware and the entire Northeast. Without a clear response from MAPDA members and allies, this initiative will move forward unchecked.
Governors Hogan and Carney are expected to act this fall. Here is what you need to know and how to respond:
Educate yourself on the TCI plan and recent webinars that lay out the path forward, then submit comments using MAPDA’s talking points as a jumping off point.