A hidden gas tax?
You've probably seen the ads. Come Jan. 1, they warn, a new "hidden gasoline tax" will go into effect, one expected to increase the cost to fill up your car between 16 and 76 cents a gallon.
"There's still time to stop it, but we must act now," says the ad, sponsored by a group called the California Drivers Alliance. "Contact state officials today and urge them to put the brakes on the hidden gas tax!"
At issue is California's Low Carbon Fuel Standard, a cornerstone of the state's groundbreaking 8-year-old effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The program requires oil companies to gradually reduce the amount of carbon in their fuels. On Jan. 1, the program will finally target diesel, gasoline and other transportation fuels, which the California Air Resources Board estimates are resp
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