Most Virginians support Gov. Ralph Northam’s intent to join the Transportation and Climate Initiative until they are told that it would include a new gasoline and diesel tax, according to a poll. The new tax could start at 18 cents per gallon and continue to rise.
The Transportation and Climate Initiative is a multi-state agreement that seeks to lower pollution caused by transportation in several Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states. According to the initiative’s website, more than one-third of carbon emissions are caused by the transportation sector. To reduce these emissions, the agreement would seek to promote clean vehicles and fuels.