Tank the Tax


Stop the Hidden Gas Tax

A new hidden gas tax will go into effect starting January 1, 2015.
Didn’t know about it? That is because the new tax was imposed by government regulators without any public debate or discussion by the State Legislature.

Just another tax scheme

This new scheme known as “emissions trading” under the cap-and-trade system requires gas companies to purchase carbon allowances traded on a state-run carbon market to continue to sell fuel. Each year the regulators will decrease how many allowances can be bought and limiting how much gas can be sold in the state. Trading for fuels can cause unpredictable spikes in our fuel costs.

Darrell Steinberg

“Wild fluctuations
in gas prices”

“Senate leader Darrell Steinberg acknowledges cap and trade is about to grow in a big way. He warned the changes could bring spikes and wild fluctuations in gas prices.”

Los Angeles Times, State Senate leader proposes ‘carbon tax’ on motor vehicle fuels, February 2014

We cannot afford
another gas hike

The new hidden gas tax is expected to cost Californians at least $2 billion in the first year. Everyone will pay for the new gas tax at the pump and for goods shipped throughout the state.