Sign the Petition: Stop the TCI Gas Tax
Governor Janet Mills announced in December that she is not unilaterally entering Maine into the TCI gas tax scheme, a regional coalition that seeks to make gasoline and diesel fuel so expensive that Mainers will no longer use or purchase gas-powered vehicles. This is a big win for working class Mainers, but the fight is not over.
Nothing in Maine law stops Governor Mills or future governors from entering Maine into the agreement at a later time without a legislative vote. Our lawmakers must pass a law this session that prevents a governor from entering our state into the TCI without the legislature’s consent.
Make no mistake, the TCI is a T-A-X. It forces fuel suppliers to purchase allowances for the carbon emitted by their fuel products, and that cost is passed down to consumers in the form of higher gas and diesel prices at the pump: as much as 17 cents per gallon in the first year alone, costing the average family in the TCI region an extra $225 per year.