Think gas prices are bad now? They are guaranteed to get much worse next summer, and Jared Polis is thrilled about it. Gas prices will be going up 51 cents a gallon because the EPA has deemed Colorado as a “severe polluter.” That means gas stations will have to start selling California-grade gas the EPA says will emit fewer pollutants.
Jared Polis wanted this ruling from the EPA. In fact, he never submitted the science showing that a significant portion of our state’s pollution came from beyond state lines. Even Polis’ predecessor John Hickenlooper submitted the waiver that prevented this from happening. Governor Polis has always said he won’t seek the exemption because again, it’s part of his Green New Deal that you the taxpayer are paying without your approval.