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Gas will be rolled back to $3.82 in Kent to highlight why WA’s gas is among most expensive in the country

September 11, 2023

**Media advisory from Future 42 & Americans for Prosperity-Washington**

Future 42 and AFP will roll back gas prices to $3.82 to highlight Washington’s tax and cap and trade policies 

Americans for Prosperity-Washington (AFP-WA) and Future 42 will be rolling back the price of gasoline to $3.82, the national average for a gallon of gas, at a gas station in Kent on Wednesday to highlight this stark difference and the true cost of Washington’s policies.

Attendees will not only be able to get cheap gas, but also learn about:

  • A new lawsuit that has been filed by Citizen Action Defense Fund challenging the 2021 transportation package, which increased driver’s license fees and allowed for the cap and trade and low-carbon fuel programs, that if successful could dramatically lower these costs; and
  • Initiative 2117 that is collecting signatures that would both repeal the cap and tax system which will lower gas prices and prohibit state agencies from imposing any type of future carbon tax credit trading/cap and trade program.

New emissions law causes gas prices to skyrocket

Cap & trade graphic showing how much the new policy has increased gas prices The state’s new Cap and Trade climate emissions law has Washingtonians paying more and getting less. Gas prices have skyrocketed to more than five dollars per gallon, over $1.20 more than the national average. Meanwhile, Governor Inslee claims his new expensive cap and trade and carbon tax would have “minimal impact, if any” on consumers. But the state’s new carbon pricing system has forced gas prices up, making gas among the most expensive in the nation.

Policy decisions like this new law that was implemented in January have real-life impact. High prices for gas and now home heating bills are having a disproportionate impact on low-income workers and families that are struggling to pay needed bills for necessities. The Governor and those legislators that voted for this new law knew it would hurt the middle class and the most vulnerable in our state while also not benefiting the environment but advocated for it anyway. And now Washingtonians who are struggling with day-to-day living expenses have a much harder task.

Join the event

  • WHO: Dann Mead Smith of Future 42 and Heather Andrews of Americans for Prosperity
  • WHEN: Wednesday, September 13, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
  • WHERE: Jackson’s Shell Station – 22588 – 84th Avenue South, Kent (right off Hwy 167)
  • MEDIA RSVP: For members of the press interested in covering the event, please contact Caitlin Gallagher at or (206) 402-8432.

***If you’re a BIAW member planning to attend, please let us know! Email ***

Future 42 is turning frustration into action, by building a diverse and engaged community of Washingtonians to fuel a wave of empowerment. It’s time to change the course of the state to prioritize policies that will allow our citizens, entrepreneurs and businesses to thrive and prosper.  Future 42’s vision is to make America’s 42nd state the envy of the country – a place where citizens have opportunities to fulfill their dreams and where businesses are encouraged to innovate and expand. Future 42 is part of Project 42, a 501c4 nonprofit organization based in Washington state.
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Through broad-based grassroots outreach, Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is driving long-term solutions to the country’s biggest problems. AFP activists engage friends and neighbors on key issues and encourage them to take an active role in building a culture of mutual benefit, where people succeed by helping one another. AFP recruits and unites Washingtonians behind a common goal of advancing policies that will help people improve their lives. For more information, visit

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