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State lawmakers in Alaska, Washington playing oil tax chicken

Discussion in 'Political Zone' started by Dallas, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. Dallas

    Dallas Old bulletproof tiger

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    State lawmakers in Alaska, Washington playing oil tax chicken

    by Rhonda McBride
    Monday, March 30, 2009

    JUNEAU, Alaska -- Lawmakers in the House hope to send a strong message to Washington state, which is contemplating a tax of 37 cents a gallon on fuel delivered to Alaska.

    A bill was introduced Monday that would impose a surcharge on crude oil exported to states that tax fuel deliveries.

    Most of Alaska's crude is sent to refineries in Washington.
    If the measure passes a surcharge of more than $15 a barrel would be levied on producers of oil bound for those states.

    The idea is that the producers would pass that charge on to the customer.


    http://www.ktuu.com/Global/story.asp?S=10099295&nav=menu510_2




    :starspin Don't mess w/ Alaska, you boneheads.

  2. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Is there some history to this?
  3. Dallas

    Dallas Old bulletproof tiger

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    A bit. It started a couple of years ago when WA wanted to tax all of Alaska freight going through it's ports.

    It started a big hallabalu and really angered Alaskans. This is just another example of a broke A state trying to find other big money, regardless the impact it might have on other states.

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