Washington State Official Says Cyclists Emit More CO2 Than Motorists and Must be Taxed

March 5, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock In a bid to raise funds for a $10 billion transportation bill in Washington State, legislators want to impose a $25 tax on all bicycles that cost more than $500. When local business owners and Seattle Bike Blog contacted Washington Rep. Ed Orcutt (R), a member of the State Transportation Committee, to question the tax, Orcutt claimed that cyclists are contributing nothing to use the roads and because of their high heart and respiration rate, they produce greater carbon emissions than motorists. Read the rest of Washington State Official Says Cyclists Emit More CO2 Than Motorists and Must be Taxed Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bicycle tax , business , carbon emissions , Carbon Tax , cars , CO2 emissions , cycling , global warming , green transportation , law , politics , public transportation , Rep. Ed Orcutt (R) , small business , transportation tax , Washingon State

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