that would add to the price of motor vehicle fuels in California
is making its way through the Assembly.
has passed the Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials
Committee, and is now before the Transportation Committee.
If the bill becomes law, it could add about 3 cents a gallon
to the cost of fuel, The San Francisco Chronicle reported
calls for $1 to be levied on every barrel of oil made into
either diesel or gasoline fuel in the state. The money raised
would pay for environmental cleanup programs.
labor and taxpayer groups are opposing the plan, The Chronicle reported,
while environmentalists and some lawmakers are promoting